Original Timberwolf Now NBA Head Coach

With the whirlwind resignation of Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, what hasn't gotten very much mention is who replaced Sloan on the Jazz bench. That man is former NBA journeyman Tyrone Corbin.

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In 1989, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic completed their expansion drafts, which consisted of them selecting players that had been unprotected by the other NBA clubs. Corbin, then of the Phoenix Suns, was the second player selected by the Timberwolves in that expansion draft (after Detroit Pistons forward Rick Mahorn). He played for the Timberwolves for all of their first two seasons, and early in the 1991-92 season he was dealt to the Utah Jazz for forward Thurl Bailey and a second-round draft choice.

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Corbin started 170 of his 175 career games as a member of the Timberwolves, and during his time in Minnesota he averaged 16.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. He also recorded the first triple-double in Timberwolves history when he put up 10 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists on January 2, 1991 against the Dallas Mavericks.

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Corbin is in the middle of his head coaching debut as we speak, as the Jazz are hosting the Phoenix Suns in Salt Lake City. At the time I'm typing this, the Jazz lead the Suns 63-62 halfway through the third quarter.

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Congratulations to Tyrone Corbin on making his way up the coaching ladder in the NBA.

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