Timberwolves Announce Contract Extension For Chris Finch

The Timberwolves have signed coach Chris Finch to a multiyear contract extension, the team announced in a press release.Chris Finch

“I am excited that Chris will be leading our team for years to come,” said Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Sachin Gupta. “His leadership both on and off the court is unmatched and was evident by this year’s team success that featured great improvement on both ends of the court. We look forward to the start of the postseason tomorrow night and building towards more success in the future.”

The Timberwolves finished 46-36 and enter the play-in tournament as the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference. Along with Finch, Timberwolves assistant coaches have been signed to contract extensions as well.

Per Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News, Finch will receive a three-year extension with an option for a fourth year.

Finch has been in Minnesota two seasons and has compiled a 62-61 record. 

“I am thankful to Glen, Becky and the entire ownership group for their ongoing support and commitment,” Finch said. “It’s been a season that all of us, including our fans can be proud of and I’m grateful that my staff will continue to lead us forward.”

Prior to being named coach of the Timberwolves, Finch served as an assistant with the Rockets, Pelicans and one season with the Raptors.

Per the Timberwolves’ press release:

“Under the staff’s tutelage, this season the Timberwolves led the NBA in points per game (115.9 ppg), the first time in franchise history that the team has led the league in scoring, surpassing the club record of 113.3 ppg in 2019-20. Minnesota additionally led the league in three-pointers made (1,211), ranked seventh in assists (25.6 apg) and tied for sixth in offensive rating (a franchise-high 113.8). On the defensive end, Minnesota led the league in opponent turnovers per game (16.3). Those turnovers led to 19.8 points off turnovers per game, leading the NBA in the category. The Timberwolves forced 1,339 turnovers this season, first in the NBA in the category. The team finished the season tied for third in blocks (5.6 bpg) and tied for third in steals (8.8 spg).”

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