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Timberwolves assistant Rick Brunson resigns, reportedly amid sexual-harassment allegations

Rick Brunson

Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach Rick Brunson poses during the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA basketball team media day Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)


As the Mavericks investigate their predatory work environment, increase attention is turning to the Timberwolves.

Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic:

Brunson was charged with attempted criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, aggravated battery and domestic battery following an incident with a masseuse in 2014. He was acquitted of all charges and vehemently denied wrongdoing.

Under president-coach Tom Thibodeau, the Timberwolves hired Brunson 2016.

Brunson played for the Trail Blazers, Knicks, Celtics, Bulls, Raptors, Clippers, SuperSonics and Rockets in a nine-year NBA career. He also worked as an assistant in Chicago (under Thibodeau), Denver and Charlotte.