Timberwolves president-coach Tom Thibodeau was reportedly on thin ice amid the Jimmy Butler trade saga. But since dealing Butler for Robert Covington and Dario Saric, Minnesota has gone 9-3.
Still, the Timberwolves are just 10th in the West. Even with its improved play, Minnesota could miss the playoffs in that loaded conference.
So, names potential replacements for Thibodeau are already swirling – like Fred Hoiberg, whom the Bulls fired this week.
Tom Haberstroh of NBC Sports:
A league source close to the situation told NBC Sports that Hoiberg could be a candidate to take over in Minnesota where he’d be reunited with owner Glen Taylor.
“Glen loves Fred,” the source told NBC Sports.
Hoiberg played for the Timberwolves and worked in their front office. He was reportedly a candidate to become their coach a few years ago.