Tuesday , Jan , 23 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Minnesota fires Casey

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – The Minnesota Timberwolves fired head
coach Dwane Casey on Tuesday.

Casey was in his second season as head coach with the Timberwolves. Minnesota
is 20-20 this year and in third place in the Northwest Division, seven games
behind division leader Utah. The club has lost four straight, including the
first two of a four-game road trip that continues on Wednesday night in
Portland.

The Timberwolves went 33-49 in Casey’s first year as head coach, but
apparently the inconsistent play of the team, which includes All-Star Kevin
Garnett, was too much for Casey to overcome.

A replacement was not immediately named.

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