Jerry Zgoda's NBA short takes

  • Updated: December 29, 2013 - 12:38 AM

Saying goodbye to original Wolves owner

Funeral services for Marv Wolfenson were held in Minneapolis on Thursday, five days after one of two men who brought the NBA back to Minnesota after nearly 30 years died in La Jolla, Calif., at age 87.

Wolfenson and business partner Harvey Ratner bought an expansion franchise in 1987 for $32.5 million and two years later the Timberwolves began play, providing opportunities for many including a young assistant coach named Tom Thibodeau that first year — he’s the Chicago Bulls coach now — and a young backup point guard named Scott Brooks the second year.

“Many years after my playing days for the Timberwolves were over, we stayed in touch,” said Brooks, now Oklahoma City’s coach. “[Wolfenson] genuinely cared about my life and my career, which speaks to the type of person he was.”

He said it

“Like video-game numbers.” — TNT analyst Steve Kerr on last week’s power forward showdown in which the Clippers’ Blake Griffin had 32 points and 10 rebounds while Kevin Love had 45 points and 19 rebounds in Los Angeles’ overtime victory.

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