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Next moves for the Minnesota Timberwolves after firing Ryan Saunders

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Timberwolves fire Saunders, finalizing deal to hire Finch (0:39)

Scott Van Pelt breaks down the news that the Timberwolves have fired head coach Ryan Saunders and are finalizing a deal to replace him with Raptors assistant Chris Finch. (0:39)

Can a coaching change help the Minnesota Timberwolves salvage another lost season?

After Sunday's 103-99 defeat at the New York Knicks dropped the Timberwolves to an NBA-worst 7-24, Minnesota fired head coach Ryan Saunders after a little more than two years at the helm.

With their first-round pick headed to the Golden State Warriors unless it lands in the top three, the Timberwolves have little incentive to tank the rest of the season. What can Saunders' replacement -- reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski to be current Toronto Raptors assistant coach Chris Finch -- do to help Minnesota make progress toward building a competitive team around star Karl-Anthony Towns?