The “Minnesota Timberwolves” is a team situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The NBA team is popularly known as the T-Wolves, the team is a member of Northwest Division that plays in the Western Conference of National Basketball Association (NBA).
In the year 1989, Minnesota Timberwolves were founded and owned by Glen Taylor. At the time of the inaugural season, the team usually plays their home games at the Metrodome before they moved at the Target Center in the year 1990. Most NBA teams started their early years with much struggle and T-Wolves is not an exception as they have experienced the same struggles in their early years.
However, in the year 1995, T-Wolves recruited Kevin Garnett in the NBA drafts and they were able to pull their team up as they have made the eight consecutive playoffs during the years 1997 until 2004.
Timberwolves were beaten during the first round in their seven tries, but won their first division title in the year 2004. The team was highlighted during their years of victory and Kevin Garnett was awarded as the NBA Most Valuable Player Award during the season.
When they reached the year 2005, the team placed their stand on the rebuilding period after missing the playoffs during that year. By the year 2007, Kevin Garnett was traded to the Boston Celtics which was also part of their rebuilding.
Minnesota Timberwolves: Team Creation
For the first time in the year 1989, National Basketball Association (NBA) returned to the Twin Cities. Dated back on April 22, 1987, NBA had decided to arrange one of its four new expansions which was named by them as the “name the team” contest. At the time, NBA selected two finalists “Polars” and “Timberwolves”to compete for the slot.
NBA asked a total of 842 councils to decide the winner and Timberwolves got it with a record of nearly 2 to 1. On January 23, 1987, Timberwolves was formally named the Minnesota Timberwolves.