Former Timberwolves owner dies

Updated: December 21, 2013, 5:45 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Marv Wolfenson, one of the two businessmen who brought the NBA back to Minnesota, has died. He was 87.

Timberwolves spokesman Brad Ruiter told The Associated Press on Saturday that Wolfenson died in La Jolla, Calif. Ruiter did not know any other details.

Wolfenson and Harvey Ratner were the Timberwolves' original owners when the NBA granted them and Minnesota an expansion franchise that began play in 1989. They also owned a series of Twin Cities health clubs.

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