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The Timberwolves fired coach Ryan Saunders on Sunday night after the team fell to an NBA-worst 7-24 following a 103-99 loss at New York.The Wolves will replace Saunders with Toronto assistant coach Chris Finch, a league source told the Star Tribune. Finch will not be an interim coach; he is expected to get a multi-year contract.Saunders, the son of former Wolves coach Flip Saunders, went 43-94 as Wolves coach. He took over for the final 42 games of the 2018-19 season for the fired Tom Thibodeau — who now coaches the Knicks.The 51-year-old Finch is known as a strong tactical offensive coach. He has also been an assistant with New Orleans, Houston and Denver.A Division III All-America player at Franklin and Marshall (Pa.) College, Finch played briefly overseas before coaching in Great Britain and Belgium. He was head coach of Great Britain's 2012 Olympic team.Saunders, 34, is the son of former Wolves coach Flip Saunders. The Wolves rebuilt in the wake of Thibodeau's departure when Gerson Rosas was hired as president of basketball operations on May 1, 2019.Rosas and Finch worked together in Houston.Saunders was 43-94 (.239) in 137 games as Minnesota's coach.

Tom Izzo hasn’t forgotten how to coach. Let’s stop that right here. Nor is he ready to retire. Or need to retire. Or want to retire. That we are here, having this conversation, is silly. And a sign of the times, I suppose, that the first bad season in more than two decades can spur this talk. True, such chatter remains in the minority of Michigan State's fan base. It's also a fragile fan base, ...

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Jalen Johnson is ending his Duke career early. The freshman, named a preseason all-ACC selection back in November, met with coach Mike Krzyzewski and decided to declare for the NBA Draft and no longer play for the Blue Devils this season, the school confirmed Monday night. “I appreciate everything about my time at Duke,” Johnson said in a statement released by Duke. “Coach K, my teammates and ...

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On Friday, one of the Twitter poll questions we were debating on our radio show included this question: Which potential winner would make for the best story for NASCAR at Sunday’s Daytona 500? The four choices included: (1) Denny Hamlin getting a Daytona 500 3-Peat; (2) The great Kyle Busch finally winning his first Daytona 500; (3) Bubba Wallace winning in Michael Jordan’s car; (4) Ryan ...

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Perhaps you’re disappointed in the season Georgia Tech has had. This was supposed to be Josh Pastner’s best team, and it probably is. But it’s 10-8 overall, 6-6 in ACC play, still trying to patch the damage done in those Thanksgiving week home losses to Georgia State and Mercer. If the NCAA tournament began today, the Yellow Jackets wouldn’t make it. This observer still believes Tech can ...

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