The Minnesota Timberwolves fired head coach and team president Tom Thibodeau on Sunday. According to reports, the firing took place immediately following the Timberwolves 22 point win over the LeBron-less Lakers.
Minnesota CEO Ethan Casson, accompanied by general manager Scott Layden, walked into Thibodeau’s office and fired him after the victory over the Lakers, league sources told ESPN. Thibodeau had no idea his ouster was imminent, sources said.
Layden will remain in place for now but his future remains uncertain, sources said. Former Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg as well as ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups have been discussed as possible candidates for GM or head coach, sources said, but the organization has yet to reach out to either.
Minnesota has fired President and Coach Tom Thibodeau, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 7, 2019
If beating a team by 22 points doesn’t save your job nothing will. Minnesota’s front office has their mind made up that Sunday was the day and followed through.