Team prez Flip Saunders to coach Timberwolves
The Sports Xchange
Saunders takes over a team that went 40-42 last season under Rick Adelman, who announced his retirement in April.
It is expected Saunders will surrender some or all of his personnel department responsibilities. However, there are coaches -- including Stan Van Gundy in Detroit -- with coach and president roles in the NBA.
Saunders joined the Wolves' front office last year and coached the team previously from 1995-2005.