Ryan Saunders Rumors
Towns also said Saunders will still be a “friend for life” even as their working relationship ends. “The one thing that I always can say about Ryan is he always put his all not only into the game of basketball as a coach, but as a man and trying to be a leader for us and lead us to be better men and even more righteous men,” Towns said. “He challenged me as a man. He challenged me in my faith. He challenged me as a player. He’s a tremendous leader and he’s a tremendous friend.”
Dane Moore: Karl-Anthony Towns was asked by @Eric Woodyard if he understands the reaction of his peers who were frustrated about the Timberwolves hiring process. “I understand the reaction. You would like to see more people on the sidelines who look like me and you.”
Jon Krawczynski: KAT: “Very happy for Coach Finch. I’m excited to play for him. But I would not be doing justice … by mentioning David Vanterpool is an amazing coach with an amazing IQ that is going to do amazing things.”
Dane Moore: Karl-Anthony Towns said that he wants to make it clear that he found out about the firing of Ryan Saunders when we all found out about it. Said he was eating Little Joe’s Pizza in New York and was shocked when the news broke.
Dane Moore: Karl-Anthony Towns on the firing of Ryan Saunders: “I think for all of us it was shock. The way it came out was shocking… The organization made a move that they felt was best for the organization.” Then KAT made it clear that he supports the Chris Finch hiring.
Dane Moore: Asked if this is sort of ‘here we go again’ with another coaching change, Karl-Anthony Towns said “of course”. “My 4th coach in 5.5 years. I’ve been through this a lot. In my time with the Wolves, you learn the word adapt.” KAT says he plans on embracing this next adaptation.