Minnesota Timberwolves relieve Ryan Saunders of head coaching duties

February 22, 2021, 1:00 PM ● Official release

Ryan Saunders was relieved of his duties as Timberwolves head coach effective immediately, the team announced on Monday.

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL – Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas tonight announced the team has relieved Ryan Saunders of his duties as head coach, effective immediately.

“We would like to thank Ryan for his time and commitment to the Timberwolves organization and wish him the best in the future,” said Rosas. “These are difficult decisions to make, however this change is in the best interest of the organization’s short and long-term goals.”

Additional details surrounding the announcement of the next Timberwolves head coach will be made Tuesday, February 23.