BY: JOHN DELEON
Tom Thibodeau has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach and President Of Basketball Operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The decision was made after the Timberwolves defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by a score of 108 to 86, leading to a record of 19-21. Thibs had a tendency to run players into the ground. He also brought over some of his former players from the Chicago Bulls to the Timberwolves, including: Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Taj Gibson, earning his team the TimberBulls moniker, a combination of both team names.
Earlier this season, Thibodeau traded Jimmy Butler along with Justin Patton to the Philadelphia 76ers for Dario Saric, Robert Covington, Jerryd Bayless and a 2nd round pick in 2022.
Thibodeau’s record with the Timberwolves stands at 97-107. He also previously was a Head Coach for the Chicago Bulls with a 255-176. He also had assistant coaching experience with the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves.
In a bit of irony that coincides with the TimberBulls, the coach that took over for Thibodeau with the Bulls, Fred Hoiberg, is being considered to replace him with the Timberwolves.
John DeLeon is a contributor for The Up & Under.