The 2016-17 season hasn’t transpired like the Timberwolves or many NBA fans or prognosticators had projected as many thought the T’Wolves were ready for a big leap forward into the postseason.
As of March 23, they are 28-42 and 13th in the western conference, virtually guaranteed to miss the postseason for a 13th straight season, which is the longest such streak in the NBA.
Because of this the powers that be in the organization have decided it is time to shake it up for the Timber-Pups, in the way of a new logo, new court design and some new uniforms for 2017-18. The logo will be unveiled for the Timberwolves home game.
— Kyle Ratke (@Kyle_Ratke) March 21, 2017
Here is a press release form the organization:
“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.”
I’m sure many are hoping the new digs and new branding for the team will lead to different results on the court in 2017-18.