Rudy Tomjanovich Joins Timberwolves As Consultant

Never underestimate the heart of Rudy Tomjanovich. The two-time title-winning former Rockets head coach has joined the Timberwolves as a player personnel consultant, the team announced today in a press release.

According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Tomjanovich worked to scout and evaluate talent for the Wolves ahead of the 2020 draft.

Tomjanovich was a five-time All-Star as a forward from 1970-1981. He spent his entire league tenure with the Rockets. He was drafted out of Michigan with the second pick by the Rockets when the team was still based in San Diego. Upon retiring, he was an assistant coach for Houston from 1983-1992.

A 2020 Naismith Hall of Fame inductee, Tomjanovich holds a 527–416 record as a head coach. He served in that capacity with the Rockets from 1992-2003, and with the Lakers for the 2004/05 season.

Tomjanovich won his titles with Houston in 1994 and 1995, with teams fronted by Hall-of-Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, plus point guard Sam Cassell and power forward Robert Horry.

Former Rockets director of player performance Javair Gillett is also among the Timberwolves’ new basketball operations additions, having been named the team’s VP of sports science and player performance. Joseph Blair (assistant coach), Aaron Blackshear (director of analytics), and Josh Gershon (college scouting coordinators) were among the other hires announced by Minnesota.

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13 thoughts on “Rudy Tomjanovich Joins Timberwolves As Consultant

  1. harden (mvp),wall, and wood

    I have one thing to say to all of the non-believers here:

    Don’t ever underestimate the heart of a champion! Good luck Rudy T.

    • Nonsense. The Lakers bought him out after changing their mind on his big contract and tried to sweep under the rug firing someone so respected. But stay classy, Lakers fans.

  2. Sillivan

    Edwards is going to be a superstar if Wolves acquire someone like 25 years old Iguodala and Draymond

    Edwards is going to be a big bust with DLo and Beasley
    DLo and Beasley enjoy shooting the ball (shot attempts} so Edwards will be the only one plays defense, which is Edwards weakness
    Draymond and Iguodala play defense and enjoy passing the ball

  3. nentwigs

    The STENCH of failure has permeated the building the Timberpuppies have called home since the team’s inception in 1989.

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