Minnesota Timberwolves sign Tom Thibodeau, Scott Layden

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Tom Thibodeau (Photo courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia Commons)

Tom Thibodeau is the new head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The team management announced that Thibodeau has been appointed as the franchise’s President of Basketball operations and head coach. The Wolves also announced that Scott Layden has been hired as the new General Manager.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Tom Thibodeau back to the Timberwolves,” said the Wolves owner Glen Taylor. “Through this process we quickly identified Tom as the best leader to shape our talented team and help them realize their full potential. Tom’s resume speaks for itself. He is a proven winner, leader and one of the most well-respected NBA head coaches over the last decade. His teams have annually been among the league leaders in defense and we are excited about the approach and mentality he will bring to that side of the ball. The future of the Minnesota Timberwolves has never been brighter and we are very pleased to have Tom as our basketball operations leader moving forward.”

Thibodeau, during his 25-year coaching career in the NBA, has thrice guided his team to the league finals. His team made it to the playoffs for 19 times, according to the Real GM.

The Wolves owner has also hailed the vast experience of their newly appointed GM Scott Layden.

“Scott Layden brings over 30 years of experience in the NBA to his new role within our organization, including several years in basketball operations leadership positions with Utah, New York and most recently San Antonio. His decades of front office experience will be integral as we head into an extremely exciting time for our organization. In getting to know Scott, he has impressed me with his not only his basketball acumen, but also his character and integrity. Tom and Scott will work in concert together in shaping our roster moving forward. We are confident this partnership gives us the best chance possible of winning an NBA title.”

Photo courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia Commons

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