Reporter | Timberwolves

Chris Hine is the Timberwolves reporter at the Star Tribune.

Chris Hine was the Star Tribune's sports analytics reporter before taking over the Wolves beat, He previously spent eight years covering college sports and the Chicago Blackhawks for the Chicago Tribune. He is an amateur piano player and songwriter in his spare time and has an unhealthy obsession with the music of Carole King. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.


Finch looks to establish normalcy after emotional week for Wolves

Tuesday's practice, just his second since taking over as coach, was an attempt for Chris Finch to install a sense of normalcy along with some of his concepts.


New home, old result: Wolves blown out in Finch's first Target Center game

It can often feel like this Wolves season is going in a flat circle, one President Gersson Rosas has tasked new coach Chris Finch with breaking. The Wolves are 0-4 under him and now have lost eight straight.


Despondent Rubio questions Wolves rebuilding strategy after loss

After Sunday's loss, veteran Ricky Rubio wondered if trusting the process will work. "I kind of don't believe in that kind of system," he said.


Finch wants Edwards to go to hoop more

Entering Sunday, rookie guard Anthony Edwards had taken 42% of his shot attempts from three-point range.


Beasley gets 12-game suspension after guilty plea for gun violence threat

Malik Beasley's ban stems from a guilty plea after he aimed a rifle at a pregnant woman, her husband and their teenage daughter outside his home last fall.


Wolves stepping up the pace in Finch's first two games

A lot of possessions could be a good thing, but opponents are also benefiting from Minnesota's hurried style in the first two games under the new coach.


Wolves lose to Bulls in overtime with KAT watching from the bench

After Karl-Anthony Towns fouled out with 12 seconds left in regulation, Ricky Rubio sent the game to an overtime that the Bulls controlled.


Not worth the energy, Towns says he's cutting down on arguing with refs

Karl-Anthony Towns fouled out Wednesday night in Chicago, but he hasn't been as demonstrative with officials this season. There's a reason for that.


Wolves failed to include diverse coaching candidates, NBA coaches association says

The organization, headed by Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, believes minority candidates were excluded in the team's short search to replace Ryan Saunders.


Timberwolves' second half schedule runs March 11-May 16

After an eight-day break, the team will start the remaining slate of games in New Orleans.