Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
It has been a couple weeks since it was announced that Flip Saunders would miss (at least) part of the season after there were further complications with his treatment for Hogkins Lymphoma. As a result, assistant coach and former Coach of the Year (with Toronto) Sam Mitchell was named interim head coach.
It was announced today that Mitchell will almost definitely be head coach for the entire 2015-16 season because Saunders won't be returning to the court this season. Unfortunately, Saunders' situation has taken a turn for the worst and his condition is now life-threatening.
This means that while Mitchell handles the head coaching duties, general manager Milt Newton will handle the day-to-day operations as the boss in the front office.
Looking beyond this season is hard to do because a lot of Minnesota's future in head coach and the President of Basketball Operations depends on the status of Flip Saunders.
Training camp is underway and Minnesota's first game of the season is just around the corner, stay tuned for more.
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