'89- The Associated Press named NBA Commissioner David J. Stem the Sports Executive of the Decade for the 1980s. The AP’s NBA award winners were: Team of the Decade (Los Angeles Lakers), Coach of the Decade (Pat Riley) and Player of the Decade (Magic Johnson).
'89- The Minnesota Timberwolves captured their first NBA victory with a 125-118 overtime triumph over Philadelphia at the Target Center.
'90- The host Phoenix Suns routed the Denver Nuggets 173-143 to tie a record held by the 1959 Boston Celtics for the most points scored in a non-overtime game. The Suns had 107 points in the first half, breaking the mark of 90 set by the Nuggets three days earlier in a 161-153 loss to San Antonio. Suns Coach Cotton Fitzsimmons also picked up his 700th career coaching victory, becoming only the seventh coach in the history of the league to reach that mark.