Flip Saunders just confirmed to ESPN he is indeed the new coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 5, 2014
When you want something done, you have to do it yourself.
Flip Saunders will be taking over as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. If Love sticks around and signs a new deal in Minnesota, Flip Saunders becomes their Doc Rivers. If Love leaves or forces a trade, Flip Saunders becomes David Kahn 2.0. There are miles in between those two options, but no choices in between.
The internet was quick to respond to the breaking news.
Saunders will continue to have final say in the front office and work closely with GM Milt Newton on that side of things.— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) June 5, 2014
The Rubio camp is very excited w/ Flip. Had little interest in Joerger, a defensive-minded coach. Rubio contract talks begin soon. #twolves— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) June 5, 2014
Haha that will keep Kevin Love! RT @APkrawczynski: Flip Saunders is taking the head coaching job with the Minnesota Timberwolves.— Toucher and Rich (@Toucherandrich) June 5, 2014
Padraic O'Connor 6/05/2014 11:21:00 AM Tweet Edit
Flip: Let's wait to hire a coach so we can sell Kevin Love on a vision. Flip: BEHOLD, THE VISION IS ME. https://t.co/3Vp7ufLOnn— Jay King (@ByJayKing) June 5, 2014