The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx announced today that they will be going through a round of layoffs in their front office because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Wolves have joined the ranks of teams with layoffs and salary reductions during COVID-19. In all, 18 staffers laid off across Wolves, Lynx, Iowa and Gaming. Thoughts are with some great people. pic.twitter.com/b4ElOvYmkz
The lay-offs affect 18 employees within the front offices of the Wolves, Lynx, Iowa Wolves and Wolves gaming. Employees making more than $70,000 per year will also be forced to take a temporary tiered pay cut.
Two of the known layoffs come in the team's digital content department and one in the public relations department.
We had a good run.Today was my last day with the Timberwolves & Lynx. I’ll forever have such great memories, and in a sense, I grew up with the organization. I wish nothing but the best for my friends who became family.To the next opportunity.
I will no longer be a Wolves & Lynx employee come July 1.I have many people to thank for this experience, but none more than @Kyle_Ratke — the most selfless, spirited, kind-hearted, talented person I've ever worked for.Losing Kyle is thee greatest Wolves loss of all time.
After 12+ years with the Timberwolves and Lynx, today was my last day with the organization. I will forever cherish the memories and relationships I’ve created over the years. Looking forward to what’s next!
The move from the Minnesota basketball teams follows the Minnesota Wild announcing on Wednesday that they are furloughing some front-office employees. The Twins, Vikings and United have no furloughed or laid off any employees to date.