Minnesota Timberwolves Regular Season Rosters

2002-2003 Minnesota Timberwolves Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
7 Terrell Brandon PG 5-11 180 11 Oregon 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
19 Sam Cassell G 6-3 185 9 Florida State 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
21 Kevin Garnett PF 6-11 240 7 Farragut Career Academy (Illinois) 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
9 Kendall Gill SG 6-5 195 12 Illinois 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
16 Troy Hudson G 6-1 170 5 Southern Illinois 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
25 Marc Jackson C 6-10 270 2 Temple 1997 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
40 Ervin Johnson C 6-11 245 9 New Orleans 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
  Randy Livingston GF 6-4 209 6 LSU 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
13 Felipe Lopez SF 6-5 199 4 St. John's 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 24 Dominican Republic
8 Rasho Nesterovic C 7-0 255 4 Virtus Bologna (Italy) 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 17 Slovenia
44 Anthony Peeler G 6-4 208 10 Missouri 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
36 Igor Rakocevic G 6-3 183 0 KK Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) 2000 Rnd 2 Pick 22 Serbia
35 Reggie Slater F 6-7 215 7 Wyoming 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
32 Joe Smith F 6-10 225 7 Maryland 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
1 Rod Strickland PG 6-3 175 14 DePaul 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
10 Wally Szczerbiak F 6-7 240 3 Miami (OH) 1999 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States / Spain
20 Gary Trent PF 6-8 250 7 Ohio 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
29 Mike Wilks G 5-10 185 1 Rice 2001 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
3 Loren Woods C 7-1 245 1 Arizona 2001 Rnd 2 Pick 17 United States

2002-2003 Minnesota Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Hudson A. Peeler W. Szczerbiak K. Garnett R. Nesterovic
Rotation R. Strickland K. Gill   J. Smith M. Jackson
Rotation       G. Trent  
Lim PT M. Wilks I. Rakocevic F. Lopez   L. Woods
Lim PT T. Brandon        

2002-2003 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs60-22-
2Dallas Mavericks60-220
3Minnesota Timberwolves51-319
4Utah Jazz47-3513
5Houston Rockets43-3917
6Memphis Grizzlies28-5432
7Denver Nuggets17-6543

2002-2003 Minnesota Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Kevin Garnett All-NBA First Team (2003)
Kevin Garnett Player Of The Month (Feb 03, Apr 03)
Kevin Garnett Player Of The Week (11/24/02)
Kevin Garnett All-NBA Defensive First Team (2003)
Kevin Garnett Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (2003)
Kevin Garnett All-Star MVP (2003)

2002-2003 Minnesota Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kevin Garnett 82 40.5 23.0 13.4 6.0 1.4 1.6 2.8
Troy Hudson 79 32.9 14.2 2.3 5.7 0.8 0.1 2.3
Wally Szczerbiak 52 35.3 17.6 4.6 2.6 0.8 0.4 1.7
Rasho Nesterovic 77 30.4 11.2 6.5 1.5 0.5 1.5 1.3
Kendall Gill 82 25.2 8.7 3.0 1.9 1.0 0.2 1.3
Anthony Peeler 82 27.4 7.7 2.9 3.0 0.9 0.2 1.0
Gary Trent 80 15.3 6.0 3.6 1.0 0.4 0.3 0.7
Marc Jackson 77 13.5 5.5 2.9 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.8
Joe Smith 54 20.7 7.5 5.0 0.7 0.3 1.0 0.8
Rod Strickland 47 20.3 6.8 2.0 4.6 1.0 0.1 1.6
Reggie Slater 26 5.4 3.1 1.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.3
Loren Woods 38 9.3 2.1 2.5 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.6
Igor Rakocevic 42 5.8 1.9 0.4 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.5
Mike Wilks 31 10.5 2.0 1.0 1.6 0.4 0.1 0.4

2002-2003 Minnesota Timberwolves Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Kevin Garnett was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kevin Garnett signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 2, 1995. Kevin Garnett signed a multi-year extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 1, 1997.

Rasho Nesterovic was selected as the #17 pick in the First Round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rasho Nesterovic signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on May 3, 1999. Rasho Nesterovic re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 25, 2002.

Wally Szczerbiak was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1999 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Wally Szczerbiak signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 1, 1999. Wally Szczerbiak signed a multi-year extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 31, 2002.

Loren Woods was selected as the #17 pick in the Second Round of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Loren Woods signed a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 27, 2001. Loren Woods re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on September 30, 2002.

Acquired via Trade

Terrell Brandon was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Milwaukee Bucks on March 11, 1999. Terrell Brandon re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 24, 1999.

Marc Jackson was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Golden State Warriors on February 21, 2002.

Anthony Peeler was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Vancouver Grizzlies on February 18, 1998. Anthony Peeler signed a multi-year extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 7, 1999.

Acquired via Free Agency

Kendall Gill signed a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on September 25, 2002.

Troy Hudson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 26, 2002.

Felipe Lopez signed a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 28, 2001. Felipe Lopez re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 1, 2001.

Igor Rakocevic signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on September 10, 2002.

Joe Smith signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 25, 2001.

Rod Strickland signed a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 27, 2002.

Gary Trent signed a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 2, 2001. Gary Trent re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on September 25, 2002.

Mike Wilks signed a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 12, 2003. Mike Wilks re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 22, 2003.

2002-2003 Minnesota Timberwolves Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Glen Taylor Owner 1995-1996 N/A
Kevin McHale VP of Basketball Operations, General Manager 1995-1996 Assistant General Manager (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1994 to 1995)
Flip Saunders Head Coach 2014-2015 President of Basketball Operations (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2013 to 2016)
Jerry Sichting Assistant Coach 2008-2009 Assistant Coach (Marquette, 2005 to 2008)
Don Zierden Assistant Coach 2000-2001 Assistant Coach (Tulsa, 1986 to 1988)
Randy Wittman Assistant Coach 2006-2007 Assistant Coach (Orlando Magic, 2005 to 2006)
Gregg Farnam Head Athletic Trainer 2000-2001 Assistant Athletic Trainer (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1997 to 2000)
Joe Sharpe Strength and Conditioning Coach, Assistant Athletic Trainer 2002-2003 Assistant Athletic Trainer (Connecticut, 1993 to 2002)
Rob Babcock VP of Player Personnel 2006-2007 General Manager (Toronto Raptors, 2004 to 2006)
Zarko Durisic Scout 1996-1997 N/A
Chris Wright Senior VP 1998-1999 N/A
Clayton Wilson Equipment Manager 1992-1993 Game Presentation Assistant (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1989 to 1992)