CHICAGO --AP -- The leadership of the National Basketball Coaches Association is voicing its "concern and level of disappointment" with the way the Minnesota Timberwolves changed head coaches. The statement came from NBCA president Rick Carlisle of the Dallas Mavericks and NBCA executive director David Fogel.

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The Timberwolves fired Ryan Saunders on Sunday night and formally introduced Toronto Raptors assistant Chris Finch as the replacement on Monday. Timberwolves assistant David Vanterpool has support from several NBA players, many of whom expressed anger that he did not get the job or, at minimum, the appearance of being considered for it. Vanterpool is Black. Finch is white. Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas says the team did consider minority candidates.

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