Wolves should add Randy Wittman to Ryan Saunders’ staff – Twin Cities


With his appointment as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves last week, Ryan Saunders, 32, became the youngest, albeit interim, head coach in the NBA.

MINNEAPOLIS – JANUARY 31: Then-coach Randy Wittman of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks down during the game against the Sacramento Kings at Target Center on January 31, 2007 in Minneapolis. The Kings won 100-98. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Randy Wittman, 59, spent 10 seasons as a head coach in the NBA, including three seasons with the Timberwolves. Wittman, who still resides in the Twin Cities, for nine other seasons was an assistant to close pal Flip Saunders with the Wolves and Washington Wizards.

Wittman has valuable experience. The Wolves have an assistant job available after the firing last week of Andy Greer. The reason Ryan Saunders was hired to replace Tom Thibodeau was that, considering the Wolves’ other assistants, he was the…



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