Following allegations that he had engaged in improper conduct with women, Timberwolves assistant coach Rick Brunson has resigned from the organization. The team made the announcement in a brief statement that didn't elaborate on specifics. That statement reads:
"Our entire organization — made up of the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Minnesota Lynx and Iowa Wolves — is deeply committed to creating a safe work environment for our employees, partners and fans.
"Our teams strive to have our actions reflect our values each and every day. We work to maintain high standards of conduct and expect our staff to lead by example. We did not believe Mr. Brunson's conduct was consistent with those standards."
Back in June 2014, Brunson was arrested in suburban Chicago, where he was charged with attempted criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, and multiple accounts of aggravated battery. He was acquitted on all those counts.
Brunson had played parts of nine seasons in an NBA career that lasted from 1997-2006. Since those playing days he had been an assistant coach for the Nuggets, Bulls, and Bobcats, before being hired by Minnesota in 2016. He's also the father of prep standout Jalen Brunson, who was a two-time national champ at Villanova and a 2018 consensus Player of the Year. He also declared for the NBA Draft last month.