The Minnesota Timberwolves fired coach Randy Wittman today, replacing him with Vice President of Basketball Operations Kevin McHale, according to the Star Tribune.
"Kevin has assembled the players on this team, and believes in their talent and skill level," Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said in a statement. "It is my expectation that Kevin will be able to get the most out of our team and our players in his new role as head coach."
The Wolves were 38-105 under Wittman. He coached one full season and parts of two others.
"There were certain goals and expectations that we had for this team at the start of the season, and we have not lived up to them," Taylor said. "I am disappointed in our record and believe that we have more talent than our record indicates. A change had to be made and with three-fourths of the season remaining, there is still time to make substantial progess this year."McHale will relinquish his front office duties while he coaches the team.