Gersson Rosas has met with Ryan Saunders, will make decision over next 7-10 days
New Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas has reportedly met with interim head coach Ryan Saunders extensively recently and will make his decision on who will be the Wolves coach over the next 7-10 days, according to Christopher Hine of the Star Tribune.
Saunders replaced Tom Thibodeau in January after the Timberwolves fired Thibs. Minnesota went 17-25 under Saunders, who is the son of the late Flip Saunders.
Rosas has spent a lot of time the past three days in detailed conversations with interim coach Ryan Saunders about the future of the head coaching position, a source told the Star Tribune on Friday.
But Rosas hasn’t made a final decision on who will be the Wolves coach. He will continue evaluating the position and reach a decision over the next seven to 10 days, the source said.
The Timberwolves missed the playoffs in 2018-19 after making it in 2017-18. The team was never able to recover from the Jimmy Butler trade drama.
The players on the team seem to like Saunders. Ultimately, though, it will be up to Rosas, who worked with the Houston Rockets before taking the Minnesota job. He is very analytically driven.
Karl-Anthony Towns is the best player on the Timberwolves. Robert Covington is a solid 3&D player. After those two, though, the roster in Minnesota is shaky. Andrew Wiggins hasn’t lived up to the hype of being a No. 1 overall pick. Derrick Rose had a sound season this year, but he’s an unrestricted free agent and could look to sign with a contender.
Rosas has his work cut out for him with the Timberwolves.