How should the Wolves build a contender around Towns now?

What's next for the Wolves? Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire

Where do the Minnesota Timberwolves go after firing head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau on Sunday?

When the Timberwolves hired Thibodeau after the 2015-16 season, they looked like a rising force in the Western Conference behind a young core led by back-to-back No. 1 overall picks and Rookie of the Year winners Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. While Minnesota managed to end the NBA's longest playoff drought by securing the eighth seed in the playoffs last year, the ill-fated trade for Jimmy Butler and Wiggins' lack of progress have left the Timberwolves on the outskirts of the playoff picture this season.

Can Minnesota get back on track by building around Towns?