Chris Hine | Star Tribune
Reporter | Timberwolves

Chris Hine is the Timberwolves reporter at the Star Tribune.

Chris Hine was the Star Tribune's sports analytics reporter before taking over the Wolves beat, He previously spent eight years covering college sports and the Chicago Blackhawks for the Chicago Tribune. He is an amateur piano player and songwriter in his spare time and has an unhealthy obsession with the music of Carole King. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.


Ex-Wolves Billups, Booth among 4 candidates for team's basketball boss

A source said the interview process is expected to last seven to 10 days, with the candidates all coming to Minnesota over that time frame.


Wolves feel salary-cap pinch as they enter offseason

The new president of basketball operations will have to figure out how the Wolves are going to navigate their finances while filling out the roster and remaining competitive.


After rocky start, Towns shows Wolves future still centers on him

Karl-Anthony Towns' statistics improved significantly after the Jimmy Butler drama ended with his trade to the 76ers, and showed how important Towns is to the Wolves' future.


Enigma Wiggins says he had 'OK season,' even if fans may disagree

The Wolves are in the process of searching for a new president of basketball operations, someone who will have a major influence over the roster and Andrew Wiggins' future.


A grueling Wolves season is over at last. So what's ahead?

Some players said it was among the most difficult seasons they have encountered, from Jimmy Butler's situation to Tom Thibodeau's firing to injuries that hampered the team.


One last loss: Wolves blow late double-digit lead to end season

The Wolves led by 11 with four minutes to play, only to have Denver make a 12-0 run to take the lead with 31.5 seconds remaining.


Wolves are launching search for new president of basketball operations

Wolves plan to hire a president of basketball operations to play a key role in the process.


After losing a star and their coach, Wolves look to establish stability

Jimmy Butler's trade and coach Tom Thibodeau's firing made for a tumultuous season. The Wolves' offseason will include a search for a new president of basketball operations and determining if coach Ryan Saunders and GM Scott Layden will be retained.


Wolves' mix-and-match lineup loses home finale to Raptors

With Karl-Anthony Towns out, Wolves coach Ryan Saunders pieced together some odd combinations on the floor.


Saunders will try to keep Wolves focused in final two games

The Wolves have two games remaining, starting with Tuesday's home finale against Toronto, but they are like the final exams seniors take already accepted to college. They count, but not really.