Head coach of Minnesota Timberwolves Ryan SaundersCoach has been fired on Sunday after a disappointing 7-24 start to the NBA season.

The sack of Saunders was announced after Minnesota lost 103-99 to the New York Knicks.

After the sack, Timberwolves president Gersson Rosas made some comments in a statement: “We would like to thank Ryan for his time and commitment to the Timberwolves organization and wish him the best in the future,”

“These are difficult decisions to make, however this change is in the best interest of the organization’s short and long-term goals.”

It has been recorded that Saunders was 43-95 as coach of the Timberwolves in two-plus seasons and has the worst record in the NBA, for winning just seven of 31 games and lost eight of their past nine.

Meanwhile, there might be excuses for their performance as Minnesota has been hit hard by injuries and COVID-19 issues this season, with starting guard D’Angelo Russell out for up to six weeks after.

Rusell has also undergone surgery on his left knee.