Two days after a 23 point loss to the Clippers, the Minnesota Timberwolves confirmed they’ve relieved Randy Wittman of his coaching duties, and GM Kevin McHale has been kicked downstairs, succeeding Wittman. Since taking over for Dwane Casey in January of 2007, Whitman compiled a 38-105 record, while conversely, Celtics
mole legend McHale went 19-12 as interim coach at the end of the 2004-05 season. The St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Don Seeholzer puts Wittman’s unfortunate tenure in some historical perspective :
Wittman and McHale were the target of unhappy fans during Saturday’s game as some in the Target Center crowd shouted out the names of O.J. Mayo and Brandon Roy, two players the Wolves drafted and McHale traded away.
Interestingly, Tuesday’s game will mark the 20th anniversary of Jazz coach Jerry Sloan’s hiring.
The Wolves, who are celebrating their 20-year anniversary, have gone through eight head coaches during that time: Bill Musselman, Jimmy Rodgers, Sidney Lowe, Bill Blair, Saunders, Casey, McHale and Wittman