Minnesota Timberwolves in History

Events in Sport

  • 1989-11-03 NBA expansion Minnesota Timberwolves make NBA debut; lose 106-94 against SuperSonics at Seattle Center Coliseum; Tyrone Corbin T-Wolves top scorer with 20 points
  • 1990-11-02 First NBA game at Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Rolando Blackman top scores with 21 points as Timberwolves beat Mavericks, 98-85
  • 1995-11-05 First NBA game at General Motors Place in Vancouver; Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves, 100-98 in OT
  • 1996-04-02 Vancouver Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves, 105-103 at General Motors Place Arena to end their NBA single-season record 23-game consecutive loss streak

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1996-11-03 Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant becomes the then youngest player to make his NBA debut (18 years, 2 months, 11 days) in 91-85 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Great Western Forum

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant

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1997-01-15 Controversial Chicago Bulls' forward Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman Eugene Amos in the groin during a game against Minnesota Timberwolves; ultimately pays Amos $200,000 settlement, and is suspended for 11 games without pay

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
  • 1997-10-01 Minnesota Timberwolves NBA forward Kevin Garnett, just 2 years out of high school, signs a record 6-year, $123 million contract extension
  • 2003-02-09 52nd NBA All-Star Game, Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA: West beats East, 155-145 (2 OT); MVP: Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves, F
  • 2007-07-31 Boston Celtics obtain former MVP and 10-time All-Star Kevin Garnett in a 7-for-1 deal with Minnesota Timberwolves; then the NBA's biggest ever trade for one player
  • 2015-06-25 NBA Draft: Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns first pick by Minnesota Timberwolves

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2019-10-23 All Star point guard Kyrie Irving pours in 50 points, setting a new NBA record for points on debut with a new team as his Brooklyn Nets go down 127-126 at home to the Minnesota Timberwolves

NBA Player Kyrie Irving
NBA Player
Kyrie Irving

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1963-04-08 Terry Porter, American basketball point guard and coach (Portland Trail Blazers; Minnesota Timberwolves; NBA All Star 1991, 93), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1963-07-13 Anthony "Spud" Webb, NBA guard (5f 7inch slam dunk champion), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1963-09-02 Sam Mitchell, NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1966-06-28 Andrew Lang, American NBA center (Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • 1966-07-23 Micheal Williams, American basketball point guard (NBA record consecutive free throws during regular season [97] 1993), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1967-03-27 Tom Hammonds, American NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets), born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • 1967-05-27 Doug West, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1968-01-26 Reggie Jordan, American NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969-12-19 Tom Gugliotta, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1970-02-07 Stanley Roberts, NBA center (LA Clippers, Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1970-03-24 Marques Bragg, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1970-06-02 Eric Riley, American NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1971-03-06 Darrick Martin, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1971-03-12 Isaiah Rider, American NBA guard/forward (Minn Timberwolves, Port Trailblazers), born in Oakland, California
  • 1972-10-11 Cherokee Parks, American NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, Minn Timberwolves), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • 1973-01-28 Jerome Allen, American NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves) and coach, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1973-10-14 DeJuan Wheat, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1974-01-06 Paul Grant, NBA center (Minn Timberwolves), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1974-03-12 Chris Carr, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1976-05-19 Kevin Garnett, American basketball forward (15-time NBA All Star), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1977-02-20 Stephon Marbury, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1983-11-10 Craig Smith, American basketball player (Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1986-04-28 Ryan Saunders, American basketball head coach (Minnesota Timberwolves 2019), born in Medina, Minnesota
  • 1995-11-15 Karl-Anthony Towns, American basketball center (2015 NBA Draft: #1 pick Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Edison, New Jersey