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Timberwolves assistant coach resigns after allegations of harassment towards women

A woman who does not work for the team complained that Brunson made several unwanted advances toward her while at the arena for games with Houston Rockets.


Kahron Spearman


Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach Rick Brunson has resigned from the staff, according to the team. His resignation stems from investigations into allegations of improper conduct toward women, according to The Athletic.

The most recent incident (suggesting there could be more at hand) came during the playoffs. A woman who does not work for the team complained that Brunson made several unwanted advances toward her while at the arena for games with Houston Rockets.

 

Brunson is also the father of former Villanova standout and two-time national champion Jalen Brunson.

We work to maintain high standards of conduct and expect our staff to lead by example. We did not believe Mr. Brunsons conduct was consistent with those standards.


via Timberwolves PR

Back in 2014, Brunson was charged with attempted criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, aggravated battery and domestic battery after an incident with a masseuse at a Life Time Athletic club in Illinois.

 

He was later acquitted of all charges; however, the details of the case are unusual. 

 

Between 2010 and 2013, the former nine-year NBA vet had booked between 10 and 20 sessions with the unidentified masseuse, before she stopped taking him due to another undisclosed incident. 

 

However, another incident that involved Brunson booking a session in 2014 with the woman under the name of "Patrick Ewing" the New York Knicks legend led to his arrest.

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