MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ever since Glen Taylor put the Timberwolves on the market last summer, the longtime owner has been in search of an ownership group that would keep the team in Minnesota for the long haul.
If Minnesota native Flip Saunders is involved, the odds of that happening would seem pretty good.
Taylor confirmed on Monday night that he has had conversations with the former coach, who approached Taylor at the behest of a group of prospective buyers. The identities of the investors were not immediately known. But if they are successful in purchasing the team, Saunders would be expected to take over as the leader of basketball operations.
Saunders coached the Timberwolves for 9-12 seasons and has also coached the Pistons and Wizards. Taylor fired him in 2005, the season after Saunders led the team to the Western Conference finals. But the two long ago repaired any damage done to their relationship by that move and Taylor occasionally chats with Saunders about basketball matte...