Wolves Updates 5/28The Minnesota Timberwolves announced the organization and its ownership group has taken over the sole management, promotion and booking of events at Target Center.
I don't understand the business implications of this deal but what I do get is that the group who can't fill the arena when Kevin Garnett is the headlining act is now in charge of setting up and getting people in the doors to see the Harlem Globetrotters and "Sesame Street Live."
From the New York Daily News:
Minnesota brought back assistant coach Randy Wittman, a Kevin McHale favorite who could slide into the No. 1 seat if Dwane Casey gets off to a rough start in Year 2 with Kevin Garnett. You don't hear Garnett's name in trade talks — yet — but the T-Wolves would love to move oft-injured Troy Hudson.
Draft Express lists that Eric Hicks and Allan Ray now have upcoming workouts with the Wolves.
From Sid Hartman:
Most of the potential draft choices who recently have worked out for the Timberwolves are expected to be selected in the second round. First-round possibilities, such as Duke's J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams; Memphis' Rodney Carney and Shawne Williams; Villanova's Randy Foye; Connecticut's Rudy Gay and other possible high draft choices, will work out closer to the draft.
From Charley Walters:
Brit Carlson is leaving the Vikings' marketing department to join the Timberwolves' marketing department.