T-Wolves fire Wittman, McHale takes over


The Minnesota Timberwolves fired coach Randy Wittman today, replacing him with Vice President of Basketball Operations Kevin McHale, according to the Star Tribune

Owner Glen Taylor will officially announce the news today at a 2 p.m. press conference. 

Wittman's departure comes after an embarrassing 4-15 record this season, most recently losses Friday at New Jersey and Saturday at home to the Los Angeles Clippers. In the last five games the team has lost by an average of 17 points.

The cut isn't a surprise to sports fan who have been hearing the rumors and reading more recent reports this weekend

More from 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.

Can McHale really save this season or is it a lost cause?