Kevin Garnett spent last season mentoring the young protege Karl-Anthony Towns as the center produced an incredible string of performances on his way to winning the Rookie of the Year award - the first time in history a player has been the unanimous winner.
The big man made his name with the Timberwolves, taking them to the Western Conference finals in 2004, before leaving for the Boston Celtics. He returned for one final campaign as a legend and leaves as the franchise's greatest ever player.
Minnesota are in a good place right now and there has not been this much hype surrounding the franchise since 'The Big Ticket's' first spell.
Much of the excitement surrounds Towns, who has the potential to take the team back to their levels of the 00's and has the supporting cast to go one step further.
After Garnett announced his retirement on Instagram, the Wolves' new superstar posted a message of thanks to his former teammate and insisted he knows what he 'must do' for the organisation.
Towns truly is a dominant force, and if he can have even half the career Garnett enjoyed then he will go down in history as one of the best to ever play in Minnesota.