Ricky: "This is the first time this has happened to me in the middle of the season"

The Spanish base spoke about the change of coach of the Wolves and added that "the chosen moment has been a bit strange."


The Spanish base of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Ricky Rubio, acknowledged on Tuesday that the situation that the team is experiencing, which on Sunday fired coach Ryan Saunders after only 30 games, is "the first time this has happened to me in the middle of a season". The Timberwolves, who on Sunday named Chris Finch, until now one of the Toronto Raptors assistant coaches, as their coach, are the worst team of the season with only 7 wins and 25 losses, including Tuesday's against the Milwaukee Bucks by 139-112.

Rubio acknowledged after the game that "this is the first time in my career that this has happened to me in the middle of a season. But we have to adapt. Today I was talking with Anthony (Edwards) and he has had two coaches in 30 games. Maybe it's the first time No. 1 in draft has had two coaches in one season. "

The point guard of El Masnou admitted that the team is going through an emotional moment and that it is normal that "when there are no results you have to make some changes." But he also added that "the chosen moment has been a bit strange", but that the players have to "play professionally and move on." "Of course we have emotions and it is difficult to control them. It has been very fast but we have to move on," he continued.

Regarding Finch's arrival, Rubio was positive and said that he has already injected a more attacking mentality to the team although he added that "it is difficult when coaches are changed. You have to learn very quickly. Hopefully we have a break next week. We have to get through the next five games and then we can adjust more ".

The player also pointed out that the situation created by the covid makes the situation more difficult but not only for them, but for the population in general. "It is a very hard time for everyone, not just for athletes, for everyone in general. Life has changed drastically for everyone. We have to learn and we cannot complain. It has been a difficult season as a whole. Mentally I think a lot people are having a hard time and we have to help each other, "he said. "When you do not feel well you need that support but supporting others helps you feel better too. You have to try to be positive with everything that is happening," he concluded by pointing out.

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