According to some sources, Flip Saunders naming himself the new Timberwolves coach was, in part, a tactical move to keep Kevin Love with the team.
Flip Saunders was officially announced as the new head coach of the Timberwolves on Friday.
Timberwolves president and part-owner Flip Saunders will take over as the team's next head coach.
Michigan State's Tom Izzo is reportedly "very high" on the Timberwolves' list of potential head coaches.
George Karl would reportedly "love the opportunity" to become the Timberwolves' next head coach, but so far the franchise has not contacted him.
Timberwolves president Flip Saunders said on Wednesday that he doesn't anticipate taking over the head coach job left vacant by Rick Adelman's retirement.
The Timberwolves have hired former Wizards vice president Milt Newton as general manager.
The Timberwolves interviewed Wizards VP Milt Newton for their vacant GM position this week.
The Wolves are looking for a starting SG in free agency, and Flip Saunders is expected to meet this week with O.J. Mayo, J.J. Redick, Mike Dunleavy and Chase Budinger.
The Wolves are unlikely to move up in the 2013 draft because Flip Saunders doesn't feel there are any "impact players."
The Wolves have four picks in the 2013 draft, and Flip Saunders is eager to acquire shooting guards with 3-point range.
Flip Saunders is "quietly doing background checks" on "potential GM candidates," according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.
Timberwolves GM Flip Saunders said it's "unlikely" the team will trade the No. 9 overall pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and he also added the team would "explore acquiring a veteran shooting guard."
Flip Saunders wasted no time in his new role as President of Basketball Operations for the Timberwolves and fired five scouts on Wednesday.