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Wolves’ Chris Finch will be bench coach for game 1 against Nuggets while rehabbing from knee injuries | News, scores, highlights, stats and rumors

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - APRIL 26: Head coach Chris Finch of the Minnesota Timberwolves watches during the first half of game three of the Western Conference First Round Playoffs against the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on April 26, 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and/or using this photo, user agrees to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and/or using this photo, user agrees to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  ˆ (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch said he will be able to coach in Game 1 of the second round against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Saturday night’s game, Finch said he is feeling “pretty good” and planned to attend after undergoing surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon suffered in Game 4 against the Phoenix Suns.

“All things considered, I’m feeling pretty good,” Finch said, according to ESPN Dave McMenamin. “The plan was to try to stay here the whole time. Just see how I felt day by day. And then figure out logistically how it could work on the bench and with the other coaches.”

While he will be on the bench to lead the Wolves, Finch said he will hand over some duties to assistant coach Micah Nori.

“The game interaction and flow will be largely managed by Micah,” Finch said. “Obviously I’m not in a position to stand up, call timeouts, communicate with the players, that kind of thing. But when I’m there with the coaches and the players in the group, that kind of thing will be the same.”

This article will be updated soon with more information and analysis.