Timberwolves Coach Chris Finch Signs Four-Year Extension

The Timberwolves may be in the midst of an ownership dispute but they’re giving head coach Chris Finch some job security, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Finch has agreed on a four-year contract extension through the 2027/28 season. The team confirms in a press release that Finch has signed the extension.

Minnesota has qualified for the postseason in each of the last three seasons under Finch and had its most successful playoff run in two decades this spring, reaching the Western Conference finals.

“I’m proud of the way we’ve been able to establish a great culture here with the Timberwolves and I look forward to continuing to lead this organization and make our fans proud,” Finch said in a statement.

Terms were not reported but it’s safe to assume Finch received a hefty boost in salary, considering the recent explosion in coaching salaries.

“Chris is a wonderful coach, and an even better person,” team president Tim Connelly said in a statement. “We are thrilled that he is being rewarded with a well-earned extension. Under his guidance the team has improved every year, he’s the perfect leader for our organization.” 

Finch was hired away from the Raptors in February 2021 after the Timberwolves dismissed Ryan Saunders in February 2021. He has a 160-127 regular-season record with the Timberwolves. They went 56-26 this past season, then swept the Suns and knocked out the defending champion Nuggets in a seven-game battle before succumbing to the Mavericks.

Finch underwent surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his right knee during the postseason after Mike Conley collided with him.

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