The Minnesota Timberwolves have made the first major move of their offseason.
The team announced Wednesday night it had relieved interim head coach Sam Mitchell of his duties, with a statement from team owner Glen Taylor.
This was far from a surprising move, given the T-Wolves’ struggles this season. They finished 13th in the Western Conference with a 29-53 record, the fifth-worst in the NBA. Minnesota has missed the playoffs in 12 consecutive seasons.
That said, this will be one of the most sought-after jobs in the league, given the extraordinary talent on this roster, including likely Rookie of the Year winner Karl-Anthony Towns, 2015 ROY winner Andrew Wiggins, Zach Lavine and Ricky Rubio.
The future is bright for the T-Wolves, and all they need is a veteran head coach to take them to the next level.
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