Ryan Saunders, son of former Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders, takes over as head coach this season after an interim coaching run at the end of last season that saw some success, as Karl Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins saw scoring increases under Saunders’ tutelage. New team president Gersson Rosas is sticking with Saunders and the core of players, hoping they will break through and reach the playoffs in a tough Western Conference. Minnesota is in search for a second star to compliment Towns, who enters the first year of his second NBA contract. The success of this season may hinge on whether Wiggins can show consistent improvement. If Robert Covington continues his upward trajectory, that will also help.
The Target Center, fresh off a $140 million facelift in 2017, is chock-full of premium seating opportunities. At the Lexus Courtside Club, you will get VIP treatment from start to finish. Park your car at the valet and enter the arena through the members only entrance. Five-star dining is included and served in the Club through the end of the first quarter. You won’t have to leave your courtside seat to get a snack or a refill, as you can get in-seat service through the end of the third quarter. Finally, the Courtside Club bar remains open for 60 minutes after the game ends.
The executive suites that sit anywhere from 16-22 people were also totally renovated and feature the traditional high-end suite experience.