Wittman named head coach of T-Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have fired head coach Dwane Casey and announced that former IU star Randy Wittman will be taking over head coaching duties.

Wittman was serving as the top assistant coach under Casey and inherits a team desperate for guidance. Before serving as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers for two seasons (62-102), Wittman was an assistant coach for a total of nine seasons with Minnesota.

He also served as an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers (1992) and the Dallas Mavericks (1993).

During his playing days at IU, Wittman helped the Hoosiers win the 1981 NCAA Championship. He was inducted into the IU Hall of Fame in 1995 and was voted onto Indiana’s Silver Anniversary Team in 1996.

Wittman was also rumored last spring as a possible replacement to fill the head coaching position at IU, but nothing ever materialized.