Tom Thibodeau is going back to where it all began.
The former Bulls head coach was named head coach and president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. The team also announced the hiring of Tim Layden as general manager.
Thibodeau broke into the NBA with Minnesota in 1989, the franchise's inaugural season. He spent two seasons with the Timberwolves.
"I started my NBA career with the Minnesota Timberwolves and it is an incredible opportunity to rejoin the organization at a time when they have what I believe to be the best young roster in the NBA," Thibodeau said in a statement. "Together with a great owner in Glen Taylor and a terrific basketball partner in Scott Layden, I look forward to building a winning culture that Minnesota sports fans can be proud of."
Though the Timberwolves missed the postseason for a 12th straight season, the position was one of the more fruitful openings on the NBA market. With expected Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns, last season's Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins, and a host of other young talent, the Timberwolves are set up for long-term success.