Named Billy McKinney director of player personnel.
Named Bill Musselman head coach.
Lost NBA Expansion coin flip with the Orlando Magic in Los Angeles. The Magic elected to take the first selection in the 1989 NBA Expansion Draft, giving the Timberwolves the 10th pick overall in the 1989 NBA College Draft.
Acquired the Milwaukee Bucks' second-round selection (34th overall) in the 1989 NBA College Draft for agreeing to select Mark Davis in the 1989 NBA Expansion Draft. Selected 11 players in the 1989 NBA Expansion Draft: Rick Mahorn, 6-10 forward from Detroit Pistons; Tyrone Corbin, 6-6 forward from Phoenix Suns; Steve Johnson, 6-10 center from Portland Trailblazers; Brad Lohaus, 7-0 forward from Sacramento Kings; David Rivers, 6-0 guard from Los Angeles Lakers; Mark Davis, 6-5 guard from Milwaukee Bucks; Scott Roth, 6-8 forward from San Antonio Spurs; Shelton Jones, 6-9 forward from Philadelphia 76ers; Eric White, 6-8 forward from Los Angeles Clippers; Maurice Martin, 6-6 guard from Denver Nuggets; Gunther Behnke, 7-4 center from Cleveland Cavaliers.
Selected UCLA guard Jerome "Pooh" Richardson with the 10th pick in the first round of the 1989 NBA College Draft. The Wolves also selected Missouri center Gary Leonard (second round, 34th overall) and Villanova guard/forward Doug West (second round, 38th overall).
Signed free agent forward Sam Mitchell to a two-year contract.
Signed restricted free agent guard Sidney Lowe to a two-year contract.
Signed free agent forward Tod Murphy to a two-year contract.
Signed second-round draft pick center Gary Leonard to a three-year contract. Named Tom Thibodeau assistant coach.
Signed first-round draft pick guard Pooh Richardson to a four-year contract and second-round draft pick guard Doug West to a three-year contract.
Signed free agent guard Conner Henry and free-agent forward Donald Royal to contracts.
Signed free agent guard Tony Campbell to a four-year contract.
Named Bob Zuffelato assistant coach.
Placed hold-out center Steve Johnson on the suspended list.
Signed free agent guard/forward Adrian Branch to a two-year contract.
Traded forward Rick Mahorn to the Philadelphia 76ers for 1990 first and second round draft picks, a 1991 second-round draft pick and a conditional 1992 second-round pick.
Activated center Steve Johnson and placed forward Scott Roth (broken nose) on the injured list.
Activated forward Scott Roth from the injured list and waived guard/forward Adrian Branch.
Traded forward Brad Lohaus to the Milwaukee Bucks for center Randy Breuer and a conditional one-time exchange of second round draft picks in the 1991 or 1992 NBA Draft.
Placed center Steve Johnson (stomach ulcer) on the injured list.
Activated center Steve Johnson from the injured list.
Traded center Steve Johnson and a conditional 1991 second-round draft pick to the Seattle Supersonics for forward Brad Sellers.
Acquired guard Scott Brooks from the Philadelphia 76ers for a 1990 second-round draft pick (32nd overall).
Waived forward Brad Sellers.
Selected Louisville center Felton Spencer with the sixth pick and Mississippi guard Gerald Glass with the 20th pick in the first round of the 1990 NBA Draft.
Waived forward Scott Roth.
Announced that guard Sidney Lowe retired to become the club's television broadcast analyst.
Signed free agent forward Richard Coffey to a two-year contract.
Signed first-round draft pick center Felton Spencer to a five-year contract.
Signed first-round draft pick guard Gerald Glass to a four-year contract.
Waived center Gary Leonard. Signed free agent guard Jim Thomas.
Waived guard Jim Thomas. Acquired forward/center Bob Thornton from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for a 1991 second-round draft pick.
Announced Billy McKinney resigned his position as director of player personnel.
Promoted Jim Brewer to director of player personnel.
Placed forward Bob Thornton (broken wrist) on the injured list.
Signed free agent forward Dan Godfread to a 10-day contract.
Signed forward Dan Godfread to a second 10-day contract.
Signed forward Dan Godfread to a contract for the remainder of the season.
Relieved head coach Bill Musselman and assistant coach Tom Thibodeau of their duties.
Signed guard Scott Brooks to a four-year contract.
Relieved assistant coach Eric Musselman of his duties.
Named Jimmy Rodgers head coach.
Released forward Richard Coffey.
Selected New Mexico center Luc Longley with the seventh pick in the first round of the 1991 NBA Draft. The Wolves also selected Slippery Rock guard Myron Brown (second round, 34th overall).
Named Jim Brewer and Sidney Lowe assistant coaches.
Renounced the rights to forward Donald Royal.
Signed second-round draft pick guard Myron Brown to a two-year contract.
Signed first-round draft pick center Luc Longley to a four-year contract and placed him on the suspended list to start the season.
Acquired forward Thurl Bailey and a 1992 second-round draft pick from the Utah Jazz for forward Tyrone Corbin.
Activated center Luc Longley from the suspended list and released forward Tellis Frank.
Placed center Felton Spencer (fracture to the ethmoid bone of the right eye) on the injured list.
Waived guard Myron Brown and activated center Felton Spencer from the injured list.
Placed forward Tod Murphy (sprained left foot) on the injured list.
Claimed forward Mark Randall off waivers from the Chicago Bulls.
Placed center Felton Spencer (sprained ankle) on the injured list.
Activated center Felton Spencer from the injured list.
Signed guard/forward Doug West to a four-year contract extension.
Named Jack McCloskey general manager.
Announced the club did not exercise the option on forward Tod Murphy's contract for the 1992-93 season.
Selected Duke center Christian Laettner with the third pick in the first round of the 1992 NBA Draft. The Wolves also selected UTEP forward Marlon Maxey (second round, 28th overall), Connecticut guard Chris Smith (second round, 34th overall), and Jacksonville forward Tim Burroughs (second round, 51st overall).
Signed guard/forward Gundars Vetra from Unified (Russia) National Team to a multi-year contract.
Named Stan Novak scout.
Signed second-round draft pick forward Marlon Maxey to a four-year contract.
Promoted Jim Brewer to assistant to the general manager and named Chuck Davisson assistant coach.
Signed free agent forward Bob McCann to a one-year contract.
Signed second-round draft pick guard Chris Smith to a multi-year contract.
Named Rob Babcock full-time scout.
Acquired forward Chuck Person and guard Michael Williams from the Indiana Pacers for forward Sam Mitchell and guard Pooh Richardson.
Traded guard Tony Campbell to the New York Knicks for future considerations.
Traded guard Scott Brooks to the Houston Rockets for future considerations.
Signed first-round draft pick forward Christian Laettner to a six-year contract.
Placed forward Marlon Maxey (synovitis of the left knee) on the injured list.
Acquired guard Lance Blanks, forward Brad Sellers and a future second-round draft pick from the Detroit Pistons for guard/forward Gerald Glass and forward Mark Randall.
Placed guard/forward Gundars Vetra (lower back strain) on the injured list and activated forward Marlon Maxey from the injured list.