Tom Thibodeau came to Minnesota for the impressive young core of talent assembled.
He came to the Timberwolves for the shiny new facilities and the chance to take over a team that has been at the bottom of the NBA and bring it back into the playoffs.
And he came to work with a close friend in Scott Layden, forming a partnership with a man he has trusted for nearly two decades after he clashed with Bulls management in a messy exit from the Chicago last spring.
"For me personally, this is about alignment," Thibodeau said on Tuesday in a press conference that introduced him as the new Timberwolves president of basketball operations and coach. "It's not...