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Timberwolves announce coaching staff for 2021-22 season

From left: Pablo Prigioni, Micah Nori, and Joseph Blair. Photo: Courtesy of the Minnesota Timberwolves. From left: Pablo Prigioni, Micah Nori, and Joseph Blair.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: June 25, 2021 10:50 AM
Created: June 25, 2021 10:11 AM

On Friday, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced its front bench coaching staff for next season under head coach Chris Finch.

Joseph Blair, Micah Nori and Pablo Prigioni have been named as the assistant coaches, according to the team. 

"Chris and I are excited to have Micah join our coaching staff in addition to giving new responsibilities to Joseph and Pablo," Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas said in a statement. "With staff development at the forefront, we look forward to supporting Joseph and Pablo as they continue to progress in their new roles, as well as provide guidance for Micah as he steps into a new coaching chapter."

Blair spent the past season with Minnesota after serving as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2019-20 season. Prior to the 76ers, Blair spent four seasons with Houston and Phoenix's G-League affiliates. 

Nori joins the team after spending the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons. Prior to Detroit, he spent three seasons with the Denver Nuggets. Nori, a 23-year veteran of the NBA, also spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings. He also spent 15 years with the Toronto Raptors organization. 

Prigioni was named an assistant coach for the Timberwolves during the summer of 2019, becoming the team's offensive coordinator. He also led the club to the NBA Summer League Championship game. Prior to joining the Timberwolves, Prigioni spent the 2018-19 season as an assistant coach with the Brooklyn Nets. He enjoyed a 20-year playing career playing in the NBA and overseas. 


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