The Minnesota Timberwolves appear to be closing in on a deal with Tom Thibodeau to make him their coach and president of basketball operations.
According to multiple media outlets, Thibodeau will land a five-year deal worth approximately $10 million annually that gives him total control of the franchise's basketball operations.
The former Chicago Bulls coach's first NBA job was as an assistant to Bill Musselman during the Timberwolves' expansion season of 1989-90. Thibodeau was fired by the Bulls last summer afer clashes with management and was out of coaching this season.
In five seasons as head coach in Chicago, Thibodeau compiled a 255-139 record in the regular season and was 23-28 in the playoffs.
The Timberwolves' coaching job is considered an attractive one because of the wealth of young talent on a roster that includes Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. Minnesota, which has missed the playoffs for 12 consecutive seasons, also has a lottery pick this year.