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Timberwolves hire Bryan Gates as assistant coach

July 6, 2019
7:00 p.m. ET


Timberwolves hire Bryan Gates as assistant coachThe Minnesota Timberwolves have hired Bryan Gates as an assistant coach.

For the past three seasons, Gates worked as an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings.

And in the 2015-16 season, he worked the same job for the Timberwolves.

In previosu years he worked for the Pelicans, and again the Kings, as well as in the G League, and more.

“Bryan has extensive and diverse coaching experience that will be vital to our staff,” said Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas. “He has spent a lot of time with a number of great coaching minds and has head coach and professional experience in a number of different leagues. He brings a unique perspective to our team and we look forward to his contributions this season.”

“Having worked with Bryan for a season, I gained tremendous respect for his basketball acumen and ability to work with players,” said Timberwolves Head Coach Ryan Saunders. “I saw firsthand how he creates relationships with players and coaches, as well his attention to detail and ability to teach the game. We are excited to have him on our staff.”

“I want to thank Gersson and Coach Saunders for this opportunity and I’m thrilled to be back in Minnesota,” Gates said. “I’m impressed with the foundation that is being laid and look forward to working with Ryan and the rest of the coaching staff to help our players succeed.”