Monday, August 18, 2008

Timberwolves Unveils New Look

After the departure of Kevin Garnett, the Minnesota Timberwolves needed some change. Okay, a lot of changes. No, a major overhaul.

Garnett was the franchise’s cornerstone. Practically, the Timberwolves was built with his strengths and weaknesses as basis. All Stars were recruited to help him drive the Timberwolves to an NBA Championship – Stephon Marbury, Sam Cassell, Latrell Sprewell, and Wally Schzerbiak, to name a few. But to no avail, Garnett and his crew failed over and over again since his arrival.

Or was it Garnett that failed? I hardly think so. He won an NBA ring a season after he left the T’Wolves with the Celtics. The only difference is that Celtic’s core was not made of one player. Maybe that’s what the T’Wolves need. A change in the core.

But while they still have a few months to go before the next season opens, the T’Wolves decided to start their revamp with their colors. Good call. The old T’Wolves jersey was a reminiscent of an era that was Garnett.

Designed with adidas, the NBA, and the team’s creative department, the new uniform does have a fresh look. However, I still see some tad of the old T’Wolves jersey in it. The word “Wolves” now spans the chest of the home uniform (which remains white), a return to the original design used by the team during the 1989-90 season. The road uniform is still slate blue with the word “Minnesota” on the front.

The Timber wolves also changed their logo in anticipation for their 20th season in the league.