The Minnesota Timberwolves are based in Minneapolis in the United States and are a professional basketball team which is a member of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team plays under the Northwest division of the Western conference. The team was founded in the year 1989. Currently Glen Taylor is the owner of the team and Randy Wittman is the head coach. The official team colors are Black, Forest Green, Blue and Silver.
On 3 November 1989 the team lost its debut match against the Seattle SuperSonics by a score of 106-94. After 5 days the team was defeated by the Chicago Bulls by a score of 96-84 at the Metrodome in their home debut match. In the next game the Wolves achieved their first victory in the history of their franchise against the Philadelphia 76ers at home by a score 125-118. Timberwolves attracted more than 1 million fans and on 17 April 1990 there was a crowd of 49551 which was the 3rd largest crowd in NBA history for a match in which the Denver Nuggets defeated the Timberwolves by a score of 99-88 in the last home match in the season.
The Timberwolves were able to select Kevin Garnet in 1995 and Flip Saunders became the head coach. Garnett had an average of 10.4 points per game in his rookie season and the Timberwolves had a record of 26-56 and attained the 5th place in the midwest division. The Timberwolves swapped Ray Allen to the Milwaukee Bucks and Stephon Marbury in 1996.
In the 1996 season the Timberwolves was led by Garnett and Gugliotta in scoring and the team had a record of 40-42 due to which it reached the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. However during the playoffs the Houston Rockets defeated the Timberwolves in three straight matches.
In 2001 Joe Smith returned to the team and there were newcomers like Maurice Evans, Loren Woods and Gary Trent. With this team the Timberwolves won the first six games and had a 30-10 franchise-best beginning.
In the 2004-05 season, the Wolves kept the same team from the previous season. The Timberwolves finished 44-38, and missed the playoffs for the first time in eight years but the Wolves went on to win their first ever division title.
The Target Arena is the home court for the Wolves. It has a maximum capacity of 20,500. The team mainly consists of a young talented squad. Few of the known players of the team are Ray Allen and Kevin Garnet.
In 2007 the Wolves lost Kevin Garnett to the Celtics. To start the season, the Wolves began 0-5 before finally ending the drought with a home win over Sacramento. The Timberwolves finished the season 22-60.
1 NBA Division title (2004)
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