On Friday afternoon, general manager David Kahn formally introduced Andrei Kirilenko as the newest member of the Minnesota Timberwolves.The T'wolves signed Kirilenko to a two-year, $20 million deal back in July, and the veteran forward has since said his decision to come to Minnesota was fueled by his admiration for head coach Rick Adelman.
Here is a bit of what went down during the introductory presser for Kirilenko, courtesy of the team's Twitter account:
AK: Adelman explained that I was an important piece of the team. Another factor is Alex Shved being here. A young, promising team.— MN Timberwolves (@MNTimberwolves) September 28, 2012
Kahn: He doesn't need plays to be run for him, yet he'll be effective scoring. He does a lot of everything. We are thrilled.— MN Timberwolves (@MNTimberwolves) September 28, 2012
If you are excited to see AK47 in action, the preseason schedule opens on Oct. 10 with a game against the Indiana Pacers in lovely Fargo, N.D., while the first chance to see the T'wolves play in Minnesota will be on Oct. 13 when they host the Chicago Bulls at the Target Center.