Timberwolves fire Saunders after 7-24 start


The Minnesota Timberwolves have dismissed coach Ryan Saunders, sources told ESPN.

The Timberwolves didn’t immediately name an interim coach on Sunday night.

Minnesota has dropped 24 of 31 games to start the season, leaving them with the worst record in the NBA. They’ve lost eight of their last nine games, including a 103-99 loss to the New York Knicks on Sunday night.

Saunders was 43-95 as coach of the Timberwolves in two-plus seasons.

Minnesota travels to play Milwaukee on Tuesday night.

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