A NBA team parting ways with its president of basketball operations a week before training camp would be remarkable in any circumstances, but the Minnesota Timberwolves’ decision to move on from president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas was even more notable for one simple reason; they forgot how to spell their own franchise name. In both a statement (which was quoted verbatim by several reporters, including the spelling mistake) and a release, they called themselves the “Timberwovles”:

If only they had been able to spell their own name correctly…

Get Smart.

The typo here shouldn’t overshadow the seriousness of this news, though. It’s certainly bizarre for any team to change who’s leading its basketball operations a week before the start of training camp, especially after letting that executive handle their offseason (and, reportedly, lead current ongoing trade talks in the case of Ben Simmons). And it’s notable that the Timberwolves are in the midst of an ownership transition to Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore, which may have played a role here. Beyond that, though, it’s just funny that the team couldn’t spell its own name right.

[Timberwolves’ logo from Wallpaper Flare]

About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.