McHale out as Timberwolves coach

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A person with knowledge of the decision says Kevin McHale will not return as the Minnesota Timberwolves coach.

The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because an announcement had not yet been made, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that McHale and new boss David Kahn came to the conclusion that McHale's time with the Timberwolves was up.

That confirms a Twitter message posted by the Timberwolves' Kevin Love early Wednesday that read, "Today is a sad day ... Kevin McHale will NOT be back as head coach this season."

The northern Minnesota native and Hall of Fame player, who won three NBA titles with the Boston Celtics in the 1980s, met several times with Kahn before the conclusion was made.

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