The Best Minnesota Timberwolves Coaches Of All Time

Over 60 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Minnesota Timberwolves Coaches Of All Time

Who are the best Minnesota Timberwolves coaches of all time? In their time as an NBA franchise, the Minnesota Timberwolves have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Minnesota Timberwolves coach of all time? Which T-Wolves head coaches do you love?

Flip Saunders was the first head coach to lead the franchise to the playoffs. His most successful season was in 2003-2004 when the Timberwolves, led by Kevin Garnett, won the Midwest Division. Other than Saunders, Rick Adelman and Tom Thibodeau made waves as T-Wolves head coaches. Recently, the franchise brought in Chris Finch to help turn the team's fortunes around.

Vote up the best Minnesota Timberwolves coaches of all time, and help us decide who are the best T-Wolves head coaches ever.

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  • Flip Saunders

    1995 - 2005, 2014–2015    

    Philip Daniel "Flip" Saunders (February 23, 1955 – October 25, 2015) was an American basketball player and coach. During his career, he coached the Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, and Washington Wizards.
  • Rick Adelman
    25 votes


    Richard Leonard Adelman (born June 16, 1946) is an American retired professional basketball player and coach. He coached 23 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He served as head coach of the NBA's Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • Chris Finch

    Chris Finch

    13 votes

    2021 - 

    Chris Finch (born November 6, 1969) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the current head coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was previously an assistant coach for the New Orleans Pelicans, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, and Toronto Raptors. In 2010, Finch was named the D-League Coach of Year as the Head Coach of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
  • 1989–1991    

    William Clifford Musselman (August 13, 1940 – May 5, 2000) was an American basketball coach in the NCAA, the ABA, the WBA, the CBA and the NBA. He was known for his trademark intensity, once being quoted as saying, "Defeat is worse than death” because “you have to live with defeat."
  • Dwane Casey
    23 votes


    Dwane Casey (born April 17, 1957) is an American basketball coach who is the head coach for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a former NCAA basketball player and coach, having played and coached there for over a decade before moving on to the NBA.
  • Tom Thibodeau


    Thomas Joseph Thibodeau Jr. ( THIB-ə-doh; born January 17, 1958) is an American basketball coach who most recently was head coach and president of basketball operations of the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Since June 2013, he has served as an assistant coach for the United States men's national basketball team. As a defensive coach, he helped the Houston Rockets rank among the Top 5 in the league in scoring defense and field goal percentage defense from 2004 to 2007, and he has helped his team finish in the league's Top 10 in team defense 15 times. He coached in 87 playoff games and was part of the 1999 NBA Finals as an assistant coach with the New York Knicks before joining the Boston Celtics, with whom he won the 2008 NBA Finals as well as helping guide them back to the 2010 NBA Finals, serving as a defensive coach. In 2011, he was named the NBA Coach of the Year after leading the Bulls to a 62-win season.