I don't know why it popped into my head, but I always wanted to know why we never did land the T-Wolves back in the 90's. I read on Wikipedia that it basically got blocked by the league because the group that agreed to purchase the team from Minn, basically didn't have secure financing to go through with the deal.
That I can understand. I honestly didn't know Minnesota had an NBA team up until I saw the newspaper with the famous 'WE GOT 'EM!' quote. What I didn't know was that we were in a bidding war to get the Grizzlies from Vancouver before they ultimately decided on Memphis.
I was just wondering why weren't we the 'sexy' pick for the Grizzlies? Was Memphis' proposal just that much stronger than ours or did they just go there because they wanted to? And it's nice to know that we were Stern's second option seeing as both the Grizzlies and Hornets filed for relocation to the same city on the same day!
Another little tidbit: Possible names for the T-Wolves had they moved here were Rhythm and Angels as suggested by then mayor Marc Morial and Governor Edwin Edwards. Didn't know that!