The last time the Wolves won at least 29 games without KG, Prince was still two years away from changing his name. via upload.wikimedia.org
Nobody thought we could do it. The Wolves, only 80 games into the season, have won 30 games! 30! Just let it sink in for a second. It may not sound like a big deal, but the Wolves have now broken the franchise record for wins in a season without KG! They have officially moved from terrible all the way to mediocre. Did anyone think this was possible at the beginning of the year? Does this make Kahn the greatest GM in Wolves history? Before we go too far overboard, lets take a look at the team these Wolves just passed, the 1990-1991 Timberwolves.
When you ask Minnesotans what they remember most about the early 90's, they will almost always answer with either the Halloween blizzard, Prince's change of name to a logo, or the 1990-1991 Timberwolves. This team was as close as a Ticketless-Wolves has ever come to a dynasty. The 1990-1991 Timberwolves were one of the most intimidating collection of players in modern NBA history. Featuring a trio of future NBA coaches in Sam Mitchell, Tyrone Corbin, and Scotty Brooks, and coached by arguably the 3rd greatest coach in Wolves history in Bill Musselman, the Wolves became synonymous with basketball IQ. Stats from the Wolves first season at Target Center can be found here.
video of the early 90's T'Wolves dynasty dominating MJ (start at 1:17).
Honestly, does this year's team even compare with the sheer greatness of the 90-91 team? Would Pek and Ricky even crack the starting lineup? Unfortunately, these questions may never be answered, and we may just have to enjoy the fact that the Wolves accomplished 30 wins, even without the help of Randy Breuer and Gerald Glass.
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I leave you with your recommended daily serving of Unicorn.