The Minnesota Timberwolves are coming off one of their best seasons ever, and the offseason has gotten off to a solid start as well. While the Wolves have yet to make any significant player transaction, they made a vital move to maintain their foundation over the coming years.

Minnesota has signed head coach Chris Finch to a four-year extension, via

“I'd like to thank Glen, Becky, and the entire organization for their continued support and commitment to me and the team,” said Finch. “I'm proud of the way we've been able to establish a great culture here with the Timberwolves and I look forward to continuing to lead this organization and make our fans proud.”

President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly also sounded off on the landmark moment for the franchise.

“Chris is a wonderful coach, and an even better person,” he said. “We are thrilled that he is being rewarded with a well-earned extension. Under his guidance the team has improved every year, he’s the perfect leader for our organization.”

Will Finch lead the Wolves to the promised land?

Timberwolves can make the Finals with an improved offense

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch looks on against the Phoenix Suns in the second half during game one of the first round for the 2024 NBA playoffs at Target Center.
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Now that Chris Finch is committed through the 2027-28 season, he'll be tasked with helping the team improve offensively. Although the team ranked first in the league with just 106.5 points per game allowed on defense, it came in just 18th with 113 points a night scored.

One solution could be to offload Karl Anthony Towns in order to clear cap space and provide flexibility, via Hoops Rumors' Luke Adams.

“Towns would be the player to watch if the Wolves decide they need to clean up their cap situation,” Adams explained. “He’s one of the best frontcourt shooters in NBA history, but he has become a second option on offense due to Edwards’ emergence, and he isn’t a valuable asset on defense — playing him next to Gobert is a challenge in certain matchups, since neither big man is at his best when he’s chasing forwards or wings out on the perimeter.”

With Anthony Edwards being the team's only major threat off the dribble, Minnesota could use more outside shooting threats to help with floor spacing. While Towns is a quality shooter, the Wolves need more speed on the perimeter, as the combination of Towns and Gobert wasn't nearly enough to support Edwards in the Conference Finals.

Regardless, Finch's extension stabilizes the coaching position for the foreseeable future, and that will help Minnesota maintain legitimacy after years of mediocrity.