ESPN is reporting that on Friday, Minnesota Timberwolves president and part-owner Flip Saunders will announce that he will return to coach the team.
Saunders previously coached the Timberwolves from 1995-2005. He won 411 games in 10½ seasons in Minnesota and guided the Wolves to the only eight playoff appearances in franchise history, including the Western Conference finals in 2004. He has a career record of 638-526 in 16 seasons as an NBA head coach, a career that also includes stops in Detroit and Washington.
A news conference is scheduled for Friday.