The new Minnesota Timberwolves coach Chris Finch’s international experience and worldly vision attracted the president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas (Gersson Rosas).
At an introductory press conference on Monday, Rosas welcomed the former Toronto Raptors assistant to try to turn things around after firing Ryan Sanders after losing to the New York Knicks on Sunday.
Rosas said: “I think what he did with different levels of coaches, these experiences are very relevant to our current game.”
In addition to the assistant Finch’s stays in Houston, Denver, New Orleans and Toronto, he also served as the head coach of the Rockets G League member Rio Grande Valley Viper, who won the 2010 championship.
Internationally, he has coached in England, Germany and Belgium.
Vinci said: “I want to judge by success or failure. This is the fact.” “This is about the hope of winning, I hope we can stack some victories on top of each other. In addition, we want to see the growth of young players, we want to build My image. I think if we can do all three, it’s a home run. If we are two-thirds, I think this is a big step forward.”
Although the hiring time was not ideal, Minnesota was in a state of defeat in a four-game losing streak, while the league ranked 7-24 behind the last place, while Finch tried to do his best.
Vinci said: “For the coach, this is a less than ideal situation, and we don’t have a summer, and we don’t have a preseason.” “We are back to back, but that’s life in some leagues that I have coached, these Challenges have really sharpened my determination and preparedness. I see it as a huge challenge now. We will find solutions as we move forward. We will slowly find out the adjustments we need to make.”
Having said that, Vinci is not confused about the tasks ahead.
He said: “I think we can regain confidence in the roster, and these guys may find some happiness.” “When you lose, it’s hard. It’s a difficult league to win. It’s close, but we A million miles away.”
Rosas described Sunday as “a crazy day for everyone involved.” He called the choice to fire Sanders “difficult”, but he said the decision to change was made over the weekend.
The Timberwolves’ front desk went through the process of who was absent during the season, but he wasn’t sure until Toronto approved Finch for interviews with the new character (until late Sunday afternoon). The decision to lift Sanders occurred after the Knicks lost.
The transaction was completed on Monday morning.
Rosas said: “The decision to fire Ryan was not made until Sunday. By that time, we were already preparing for the game and treating Ryan fairly. These decisions will take time.” “We talked about ownership, when we were with the leadership team. When meeting, it is a process and a decision, it is not easy, and your team is going through a pandemic without a pause button throughout the pandemic.
“There is no stop button. You must prepare for shooting competitions and competitions. In the time and environment we gave, we did our best.”
Rosas said they studied the choice of insiders, such as David Vanterpool and Pablo Prigioni, but it was realistic in terms of league status. Rosas felt that if they did not “take this opportunity boldly and directly,” they would not be able to achieve the real change they needed.
Rosas said: “Together with Chris, we have a common vision here. We have a common philosophy and are confident in his ability to have an impact on this team.” “And unfortunately, because we With the efforts of the past year and a half, from an internal perspective, the ability to change this narrative will become difficult.”
Vinci added: “I didn’t listen to too many outside comments, just because for me it was a real whirlwind in the past 24 hours.” “I can say that I am very excited, I love the NBA every day. I realized my dream. “
The Timberwolves will play against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.