Patrick Rees
Patrick Rees

The Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) and Lynx (WNBA) have hired Patrick Rees as chief communications officer.

Rees joins the organization from Madison Square Garden Sports Corp., where he was senior VP of communications for the New York Knicks and Rangers, overseeing all corporate, internal and team public relations efforts.

He has also served as VP, communications for the Philadelphia 76ers and director of basketball communications for the Washington Wizards.

In his new role, Rees will oversee all Timberwolves and Lynx day-to-day communications, inclusive of internal and external communications, executive communications, and media strategy.

“He brings a wealth of communications experience and a deep understanding of our industry and the ever-evolving digital and media landscape,” said Timberwolves and Lynx COO Ryan Tanke.