Minneapolis-St. Paul – T-Wolves Gaming, the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA 2K League affiliate team and defending NBA 2K League Champion, today announced the team has hired Nick Gartrelle as the assistant coach and Nick Restifo as the Assistant General Manager.
Nick Gartrelle comes to T-Wolves Gaming from Nets GC, the Brooklyn Nets NBA 2K League affiliate team, where he assisted in compiling draft reports, scouting opponents and analyzing film. Gartrelle will assist Head Coach and General Manager Justin Butler in all coaching aspects of the team.
Nick Restifo, currently the Senior Basketball Operations Analyst for the Minnesota Timberwolves, will take on T-Wolves gaming responsibilities, beginning his first year in the NBA 2K League. Restifo will coordinate draft efforts and analyze data to assist the front office staff in all personnel decisions.
Both will join Head Coach and General Manager, Justin Butler, who will enter his second season in his roles.
“We are glad to be adding both Nick G. and Nick R. to our staff this season” said General Manager and Head Coach Justin Butler. “These additions will help us continue the momentum created in our inaugural season and as current NBA 2K League Champions. We are looking forward to utilizing their experience to build and develop a championship-contending team this season.”
The 2020 NBA 2K Draft date and location will be announced by the league at a later time. T-Wolves Gaming will have a first–round pick (#23 overall) and a fourth–round pick (#92 overall).
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About T-Wolves Gaming
T-Wolves Gaming is the defending champion in the NBA 2K League. T-Wolves Gaming trains at the world-class T-Wolves Gaming training facility inside Mayo Clinic Square adjacent to Target Center.
About the NBA 2K League
The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), launched in 2018 and features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Each of the league’s 23 teams features six players who compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. During the 2019 season, NBA 2K League partners included Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Champion Athleticwear, Dell, Facebook, HyperX, New Era, Raynor Gaming, SCUF Gaming, Snickers, Stance, Tencent, Twitch and YouTube. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.