Minnesota Timberwolves Lockup Chris Finch with Long-Term Contract Extension

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have a lot of questions that need answered this offseason, and many may not find a resolution. They have an ownership battle that could wage on into training camp and the start of the regular season, depending on when arbitration hearings are eventually scheduled.

Then, there’s president of basketball operations, Tim Connelly, who will remain in charge for one more year, but could leave next offseason, depending on how the aforementioned ownership fight finishes.

Minnesota Timberwolves sign Chris Finch to contract extension

But on Monday, the Minnesota Timberwolves franchise locked up one of the most important parts of their future, outside of their 22-year-old superstar, Anthony Edwards, when they signed head coach Chris Finch to a four year contract extension that runs through the 2027-28 NBA season.

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Chris Finch has 160 total wins, over four seasons as Timberwolves head coach, ranking him as the 2nd winningest coach in franchise history, behind the late, great Flip Saunders. Finchy’s .557 winning percentage, however, currently stands as the Wolves’ best ever, for a head coach. (Flip is 2nd, at .521).

Both PoBO Tim Connelly and Chris Finch gave statements, following his contract extension:

“I’d like to thank Glen, Becky, and the entire organization for their continued support and commitment to me and the team. 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.”  – Chris Finch

“Chris is a wonderful coach, and an even better person. 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.” – Tim Connelly 

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