Complete List Of Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coaches In Order

List Of Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coaches In Order

The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1989, they are one of the younger franchises in the NBA. Over the years, the Timberwolves have experienced a mix of highs and lows, with a handful of playoff runs and several rebuilding periods. Behind these periods of success and growth were a series of head coaches, each bringing their vision, leadership, and basketball philosophy to the team. Let’s take a look at the individuals who’ve helmed the Minnesota Timberwolves’ bench:

1 – Bill Musselman (1989–1991)

Born in 1940 in Ashland, Ohio. Musselman played for the University of Minnesota but did not have a professional NBA playing career. He also coached the Cleveland Cavaliers (1980-1982).

2 – Jimmy Rodgers (1991–1993)

Born in 1943 in Franklin Park, Illinois. Rodgers did not play in the NBA. He also served as the head coach for the Boston Celtics (1988–1990).

3 – Sidney Lowe (1993–1994)

Born in 1960 in Washington, D.C. Lowe played for the Indiana Pacers (1983-1984), Detroit Pistons (1984–1985), Atlanta Hawks (1985-1986), Charlotte Hornets (1988–1990), and Minnesota Timberwolves (1990). He also coached the Vancouver Grizzlies (2000–2002).

4 – Bill Blair (1994–1995)

Born in 1942 in Gary, Indiana. Blair did not play in the NBA.

5 – Flip Saunders (1995–2005, 2014–2015)

Born in 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio. Saunders did not play in the NBA. He also coached the Detroit Pistons (2005–2008) and Washington Wizards (2009–2012).

6 – Dwane Casey (2005–2007)

Born in 1957 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Casey did not play in the NBA. He later became the head coach for the Toronto Raptors (2011–2018) and Detroit Pistons (2018-present as of 2021).

7 – Randy Wittman (2007–2008)

Born in 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wittman played for the Atlanta Hawks (1983–1988), Sacramento Kings (1988–1989), and Indiana Pacers (1989–1992). He also coached the Cleveland Cavaliers (1999–2001) and Washington Wizards (2012–2016).

8 – Kevin McHale (2005, 2008–2009)

Born in 1957 in Hibbing, Minnesota. McHale played his entire NBA career with the Boston Celtics (1980–1993).

9 – Kurt Rambis (2009–2011)

Born in 1958 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Rambis played for the New York Knicks (1981–1982) and Los Angeles Lakers (1981–1988, 1993–1995).

10 – Rick Adelman (2011–2014)

Born in 1946 in Lynwood, California. Adelman played for the San Diego Rockets (1968–1970), Portland Trail Blazers (1970–1973), Chicago Bulls (1973–1974), and New Orleans Jazz (1974–1975). He also coached the Portland Trail Blazers (1988–1994), Golden State Warriors (1995–1997), Sacramento Kings (1998–2006), and Houston Rockets (2007–2011).

11 – Tom Thibodeau (2016–2019)

Born in 1958 in New Britain, Connecticut. Thibodeau did not have an NBA playing career. He also served as the head coach for the Chicago Bulls (2010–2015).

12 – Ryan Saunders (2019–2021)

Born in 1986 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Saunders did not play in the NBA.

13- Chris Finch (2021-present)

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