Minnesota Timberwolves Logo – Minnesota Timberwolves (Grey Wolves of Minnesota) is a team of basketball played in the NBA, and is headquartered in Minneapolis, part of the state of Minnesota. They entered the league after the expansion of 1989. Previously, the city had been home to the legendary Minneapolis Lakers, currently in Los Angeles.
The professional basketball back to Minneapolis in 1987, when the NBA granted one of two new franchises (along with Orlando Magic) to the original owners Marv Wolfenson and Harvey Ratner to begin play in the 1989-90 season. Known as the Timberwolves, the team debuted on November 3 of 1989 losing to Seattle SuperSonics by 106-94.
Five days later the flag estrenarían in the Metrodome falling with the Chicago Bulls by 96-84. Two nights later, the Timberwolves win the first game in their history, beating the Philadelphia 76ers at home 125-118 on November 10 of 1989. The Wolves, led by Tony Campbell with an average of 23.2 points per game, finished with a record of 22-60 in the last place in the Midwest Division. On April 17th of 1990 was achieved the third fastest time viewers in a pavilion in the NBA, assisting 49,551 to the Metrodome to watch his team lose to Denver Nuggets by 99-88 in the final game of the Wolves at home this season.
The following season the franchise moved to the Target Center, winning 29 games and firing coach Bill Musselman. With his successor Jimmy Rodgers, former coach of Boston Celtics, the team did not improve, finishing with the worst record in the league, 15-67. During the following years, the team failed to get out of mediocrity in which he was plunged, and even rejected by the NBA a move to the city of New Orleans in 1994. Glen Taylor bought the team and named Kevin McHale general manager.