The Minnesota Timberwolves are widely looked upon as one of the most promising franchises in the NBA going forward. They have multiple centerpieces to build around in Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine, as well as a supporting cast that fits alongside the development curve of the three who were just mentioned. Then they have an All-Star coach in Tom Thibodeau.
Now it seems that the Timberwolves will look to make an appropriate change to match their young core. They now look toward their new era of T-Wolves basketball.
Per an official team release–
“The Minnesota Timberwolves begin a new chapter in their franchise history by unveiling a new team logo as part of Fan Appreciation Night at Target Center on Tuesday, April 11. The Wolves will conclude the home portion of their regular season schedule that evening by hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7 p.m.
The logo will be unveiled during a special halftime show and all fans in attendance will receive a commemorative t-shirt with the new identity featured.
While the new identity won’t fully take effect until the 2017-18 season, the unveiling marks only the fourth identity in the franchise’s 28-year history. The announcement is also the beginning of an eventful summer as the Wolves brand continues to evolve. There will be several future announcements regarding the unveiling of the new team uniforms, new court designs and additional events throughout the coming months.”
The teams new identity is reported to have been created over the past year with influence from the Timberwolves ownership and design expert Rodney Richardson, who has helped in the new designs of the Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans.
Apparently, the new logo won’t be the last of the team’s exciting changes going forward. Team CEO Ethan Casson spoke on that matter:
“We are incredibly excited to share the new logo with our fans. This is but the first of many changes that fans will see that reflect our growing relevancy at home and abroad. These are exciting times for our state and our franchise, and this new logo embodies the hunger, drive and passion that will define us in this new era of Timberwolves basketball.”
You can view Casson speaking on the changes in larger detail, here.
This is a pretty big change for any franchise, but it makes sense for a fan-base and franchise that is looking forward to how this current core of players will pan-out. Here’s hoping for a dope logo and a solid future.