Wolves Relieve Mitchell After Season-Ending Win
The Timberwolves topped the New Orleans Pelicans 144-109 Wednesday night at Target Center. The Wolves finish the season 29-53, which is a 13-win improvement over last year.
Despite the improved record, the Wolves announced after the game that interim head coach Sam Mitchell had been removed of his duties along with head of basketball operations Milt Newton.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced Sam Mitchell has been relieved of his interim head coaching duties, effective immediately, and the team will initiate a search for both a new head coach and a new head of basketball operations. Due to the sudden onset of Flip Saunders’ illness leading to his untimely death, the team was unable to conduct a search for these two critical positions in the timetable leading up to the start of the 2015-16 season. In these unusual circumstances, Sam Mitchell was named to interim head coach and Milt Newton was asked to act as the head of basketball operations, filling the void left by Saunders.
The Wolves were led by Karl-Anthony Towns Wednesday night with 28 points and 14 points.