Minnesota Timberwolves

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Minnesota Timberwolves
Conference Western Conference
Division Northwest Division
Founded 1989
History Minnesota Timberwolves
Arena Target Center
City Minneapolis, Minnesota
Team colors Blue, green, silver, black, white
Owner(s) Glen Taylor
Head coach Sam Mitchell (interim)
G League affiliate None
Championships 0
Conference titles 0
Division titles 1 (2004)
Retired numbers 1 (2)
Official website
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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The Minnesota Timberwolves are a basketball team in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States. They began playing in the National Basketball Association in 1989. They play their home games at the Target Center.

The Minnesota Timberwolves played their first game on November 3, 1989 in a 106–94 loss against the Seattle SuperSonics.[1] After the Timberwolves drafted Kevin Garnett in the 1995 NBA draft, they were able to make the NBA playoffs for 8 seasons in a row. In 2004, the Timberwolves were able to win their first division title and advanced to the Western Conference Finals. The team was defeated 4 games to 2 by the Los Angeles Lakers.[2]

On October 25, 2015, head coach Flip Saunders died after a battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma.[3] Sam Mitchell is currently serving as an interim head coach.[4]

The Minnesota Timberwolves went 14 years without going to the playoffs, but in 2018 the Timberwolves made the playoffs with a 8 seed and are heading up against the Houston Rockets with the Rockets up in a 3-1 lead.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Wolves History 101: The Beginnings". Minnesota Timberwolves. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  2. "Rush Rallies Lakers to West Championship". NBA. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  3. "Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Phil "Flip" Saunders Passes Away". Minnesota Timberwolves. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  4. "Sam Mitchell to Serve as Timberwolves Interim Head Coach". Minnesota Timberwolves. Retrieved 2015-10-25.

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