Timberwolves Statement on the Passing of Marv Wolfenson

Harvey Ratner (left) and Marv Wolfenson (right), the original owners of the Timberwolves, reunite at the Timberwolves 15th year anniversary celebration at the season home opener against the Milwaukee Bucks on October 29, 2003 at Target Center. (File Photo: David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images)

Timberwolves Statement on the Passing of Marv Wolfenson

The Timberwolves released the following statement on the passing of Marv Wolfenson, one of the original owners of the team.

“The Minnesota Timberwolves organization is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Marv Wolfenson. Marv, along with his business partner Harvey Ratner, realized his dream and vision to bring professional basketball back to Minnesota. Marv will long be remembered by our organization as not only an original owner of the franchise, but more importantly a mentor, friend, and incredible businessman who helped us all establish the Wolves in this market. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.”

Wolfenson and his business partner, Harvey Ratner, helped bring NBA basketball back to the state of Minnesota in the late 1980s.

Wolfenson was 87 years old. Ratner passed away in 2006.

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