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Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves
NBA Team
NameMinnesota Timberwolves
ConferenceWestern Conference
DivisionNorthwest Division
Founded1989
HistoryMinnesota Timberwolves
(1989 present)
ArenaTarget Center
(1990-present)
CityMinneapolis, Minnesota
ColorsSlate Blue, Black, Silver, White, Green
         
OwnerGlen Taylor
General managerDavid Kahn
Head coachRick Adelman
D-League affiliateSioux Falls Skyforce
Championships0
Conference titles0
Division titles1 (2004)
Retired numbers1 (2)

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (also commonly referred to as the T-Wolves) are an American professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They play in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Founded in 1989, the team is currently owned by Glen Taylor. The Timberwolves played their home games in the Metrodome during its inaugural season, before moving to the Target Center in 1990.

Like most expansion teams, the Timberwolves struggled in their early years; but after the acquisition of Kevin Garnett in the 1995 NBA Draft, the team made the playoffs eight consecutive times from 1997 to 2004. Despite losing in the first round in their first seven attempts, the Timberwolves won their first division title in 2004 and advanced to the Western Conference Finals. Garnett was also named the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for that season. The Timberwolves have been in rebuilding mode since trading Garnett to the Boston Celtics in 2007.


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