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Timberwolves fire Casey after 4 straight losses

Timberwolves fire Casey after 4 straight losses

The Minnesota Timberwolves fired coach Dwane Casey on Tuesday, one day after the Wolves lost their fourth NBA game in a row.
Casey lasted less than 1 1/2 seasons in Minnesota in his first head coaching job, unable to solve the Timberwolves' inconsistencies and thrust them back into the thick of the competitive Western Conference.
The Timberwolves looked to be turning the corner at the start of the new year, when they opened 2007 with seven wins in their first eight games.
But Casey watched as they lost their next four games, including one to Phoenix without leading scorers Kevin Garnett and Ricky Davis, who were suspended. Garnett was suspended by the league for a confrontation with Detroit's Antonio McDyess, while Davis was suspended by the team for acting out during Friday's game with the Pistons.
Casey's firing was confirmed by team spokesman Mike Cristaldi. General manager Jim Stack declined comment and Casey and his agent did not immediately return messages left by The Associated Press.