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An NBA source said that assistant coach Rick Brunson had been the subject of complaints that he behaved improperly toward women.
Signing Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns to contract extensions while surrounding them with more talent under salary-cap rules will challenge Wolves' management.
The Wolves coach thinks the young guard's last offseason was clouded by contract issues.
Despite making the playoffs and having 18 sellouts at Target Center, the owner hoped for home-court advantage.
By whatever evaluation, the Wolves' 47-victory regular season and first-round, five-game playoff loss to Houston were important experiences for a franchise that hadn't made the postseason since 2004.
Houston's 30-15 advantage in the third quarter of Game 5 wasn't as massive as its 50-point barrage on Monday. But it erased Minnesota's halftime lead and ended the season for the Wolves.
"We've grown a lot from the beginning to now," Wolves All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns said.
James Harden scored 22 points all by himself in Monday's third quarter, less than a week after he went 2-for-18
Leading by only a point at halftime, the Rockets outscored the Wolves 50-20 in the third quarter, including seven three pointers by Houston star James Harden.
The Wolves said their confidence had not been dented. "Absolutely not," Karl-Anthony Towns said. "We will be ready [for Game 5]."