Tom Thibodeau is no longer the coach of the Timberwolves. "If we want to make the playoffs this year, I have to make a move, '" Hine explained.
In fact, Towns said he told assistant coaches just last week that he felt the organization was gaining some much-needed "stability" and that he was finally feeling comfortable within his team's schemes.
Currently, Assistant Coach Ryan Sanders will take on all coaching duties, thus becoming the youngest ever head coach in the NBA at just 32 years old, and General Manager Scott Layden will take care of basketball operations. "I wanted it to be made on what I said, we gave it about a half a year's worth of games, and it wasn't one particular loss that did it".
"We had just celebrated a good win, so we all went home thinking the day was over", Towns said.
Hoiberg was sacked by the Chicago Bulls earlier this season. Most people linked Thibodeau and Layden after they were brought in together in the summer of 2016, but Taylor said he held Thibodeau accountable as the coach.
Fred Hoiberg could be on the verge of replacing Tom Thibodeau for a second time if Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor gets his way.
Thibodeau was also the head coach of the Bulls from 2011-15, where he compiled a 255-139 record.
Taylor is seriously considering Hoiberg as the next general manager or head coach of the franchise, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Former Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler, who also played for Thibodeau in Chicago, demanded a trade away from the team before the start of the season.
The Timberwolves will face the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
Saunders, 32, becomes the youngest head coach in the National Basketball Association by a full six years.