Timberwolves' championship hopes just went up with Chris Finch news

Minnesota's latest news regarding head coach Chris Finch means they will have an even greater chance of winning a championship in the coming years.
Chris Finch, Minnesota Timberwolves
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To win a championship in the NBA, a team must have a balanced roster. Stars, role players, and everything else must be in synchronicity for everything to come together and a true champion to emerge. But for the Minnesota Timberwolves, having a top-level head coach has been every bit as important to their process as the players.

Becoming the Wolves' head coach in February 2021, Chris Finch has been an essential part of Minnesota's growth over the last three-plus years. His offensive process and ability to help with player development has been nothing short of huge, and we see the evidence in the growth of players like Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels and Naz Reid.

That makes is all the more significant that the Wolves officially locked Finch in to a new, long-term contract late Monday afternoon. According to a report from NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Minnesota's coach will now be in the Twin Cities through the end of the 2027-28 season.

Minnesota has officially re-signed Chris Finch through 2028

This news comes at the perfect time for the Timberwolves. Fresh off their most successful season in 20 years and a run to the Western Conference Finals, Minnesota is doing everything it can to level up this offseason. We have discussed at length how the NBA's new Collective Bargaining Agreement will limit their ability to sign new players, but this is one move they had no problem pulling off.

Finch sticking around should prove huge for the Wolves not only because of what he brings to the table as a coach, but also from the aspect of consistency. Too many coaches get shuffled around the league in this day and age, and it hardly ever feels like a coach's firing was truly deserved. Being able to retain Finch and all his relationships with everyone in and around the team is no small matter.

Re-signing Chris Finch was a must-make move for Minnesota, and now they can officially cross it off their to-do list. The Timberwolves will now be that much more prepared to weather the storm of a gauntlet of a Western Conference yet again next season.