Timberwolves understand the marketing enviorment

Team

The Minnesota Timberwolves are located in Minneapolis in Southern Minnesota. Their arena is the Target Center. The mascots name is Crunch the Wolf. Their main jersey colors are blue, white, silver, and black. Their head coach at the moment is Tom Thibodeau. Timberwolves have no championships in the past, nor Conference Titles. However they do have a Division Title. The teams all time regular season record is 869-1354 including the 2016-2017 season.

Some known players are, Kris Dunn, who was recruited this year, Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins, Karl- Anthony Towns, and Ricky Rubio.

COMPETITION

One of Timberwolves most recent hard competition, is the Golden State Warriors. They have reached eight NBA Finals and won 4 NBA Championships in 1947, 1956,1975, and most recently 2015. They have Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green.

Another team is the Cleveland Cavaliers. They have only one winning Championship, which was a loss for the Golden State Warriors in 2016. Lebron James decided to go back to his hometown team and take charge to push his team to victory. They have also Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and Tristan Thompson.

OTHER SPORTS TEAMS

Minnesota Lynx is another professional basketball team who play in the WNBA. They as well as the Timberwolves are based in Minneapolis. They were first founded only in 1999. They have many know high quality players such as Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen, and Katie Smith.

Another professional team in the Minneapolis area, are the Minnesota Twins play in the MLB, Baseball League.

Gas, clothes, food shelter are Generic Competitors.

Economic Factors

San Fransisco vs Minneapolis

Consumer Prices: San Fransisco is 19.83% higher than Minneapolis.

Rent Prices: San Fransisco is 205.99% higher than Minneapolis.

Cleveland vs Minneapolis

Consumer Prices: Cleveland is 3.59% lower than Minneapolis.

Rent Prices: Cleveland is 22.88% lower than Minneapolis.

Chicago vs Minneapolis

Consumer Prices: Chicago is 2.99% higher than in Minneapolis.

Rent Prices: Chicago is 44.51% higher than in Minneapolis.

TECHNOLOGY INFLUENCES

Technology has influenced Sports in many ways. Now they have big tv screen projectors that show many pictures and highlights of the game and team. It can also show the amount of fouls a player has, points, and their number and name.

http://www.twincities.com/2016/03/23/target-center-unveils-massive-new-scoreboard/

Legislation

The NBA Rule Book is the guide line for all NBA teams must follow to be able to play. There are rules set for each team, and also for players individually.

Socio-demographic

NBA wants woman to talk more basketball, so they try to reach out to them. They try advertising them in many women based magazines. The WNBA is kind of a advertising thing for the NBA, because if you watch the WNBA at one point you'll watch the NBA. In recent years the NBA has almost been the "bad boy league" which is attracted the kind of attention that turns women off.

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