AP Source: Wolves owner negotiating to sell minority share

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press that Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is in discussion with several parties about selling a minority stake in the franchise. The person spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly for all parties involved. Taylor has tried for several years to find...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves owner, Glen Taylor, negotiating sale of minority stake in team

Taylor has owned the Timberwolves since 1994. David Sherman Getty ImagesGlen Taylor has been the owner of the Timberwolves for more than two decades. For now, it doesn't look like that is going to change, but the 74-year-old is looking to sell a major chunk of the team, per Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski:Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is engaged...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Glen Taylor In Talks To Sell Stake In Wolves To Steve Kaplan

Glen Taylor is in serious talks to sell an approximate 20 percent stake in the Minnesota Timberwolves to a group led by Steve Kaplan. Kaplan's group hopes purchasing a minority share will help position themselves to purchase the majority stake in the Wolves once Taylor decides to sell. Kaplan is partnering with ex-Memphis Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien and Indonesian billionaires Handy...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Glen Taylor Prepared to Sell “Significant” Minority Stake in Timberwolves

First reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, Glen Taylor appears to be ready to sell a portion of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and is currently in negotiations with Memphis Grizzlies minority owner Steve Kaplan. The amount of the Timberwolves that is up for sale is reported to be about 20%. Kaplan would have to sell all interests in the Grizzlies to be eligible to purchase any portion of...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves owner: Sam Mitchell, Milt Newton will take on bigger role

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 6: Phil "Flip" Saunders, President of Basketball Operations of the Minnesota Timberwolves is named Head Coach of the team by owner Glen Taylor during a press conference on June 6, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Why don't the Timberwolves want to keep Anthony Bennett?

The answer to this question isn't as obvious as, "Because he's not good." The Wolves are reportedly beginning buyout negotiations with Anthony Bennett, was the Cavaliers drafted first overall just two years ago, and you don't just give up on someone like that for one, singular reason. More importantly, you don't pay money to make someone go away unless you have motivation coming...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves owner speaks on Anthony Bennett trade rumors and Flip Saunders' system

Anthony Bennett has played well for Team Canada during the FIBA Americas tournament, and because of that, the Wolves might finally find some suitors for his services in the trade market. But Wolves owner Glen Taylor says the opposite is what's true.Here's the thing about Bennett: No one wanted him or his $5.8 million contract before. After two disappointing years to start his career...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns Hasn't Received Draft Promise From Wolves

If the Minnesota Timberwolves have decided upon Karl-Anthony Towns as their selection with the first overall pick, they haven't informed him of it yet. "If I had a promise I would go start eating ice cream and getting fat," Towns joked to The Associated Press on Monday evening. "There is absolutely no promise at all. Right now I'm just trying to see where I'll be playing. I have...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves open shiny new downtown practice center

  Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor stood at the podium and used the words ''gold standard'' and ''radical departure from the norm'' to describe the team's glimmering new practice facility, as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver nodded his head in agreement. For once, it appears, the long-suffering Timberwolves are actually at the forefront of something positive in the NBA. The...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolves open new downtown practice facility

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves held a grand opening for their shiny new downtown practice facility on Wednesday, hoping that it can help end a decade of futility in the NBA. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA President Laurel Richie attended the ceremony. The Wolves partnered with the Mayo Clinic to build the $25 million facility just across the street from Target...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves open shiny new downtown practice facility

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves held a grand opening for their shiny new downtown practice facility on Wednesday, hoping that it can help end a decade of futility in the NBA. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA President Laurel Richie attended the ceremony. The Wolves partnered with the Mayo Clinic to build the $25 million facility just across the street from Target...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Minny owner on trading No. 1 overall pick: 'You have to look at this type of stuff'

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor knows first hand how hard it can be to trade a first overall draft pick, arguably the most valuable commodity in the NBA.He helped pry one from the Cleveland Cavaliers last year, packaging Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins. Now, Taylor has his own first pick to play with, and isn't putting a trade completely off the table, per CBS Sports' Ken Berger:"You...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Taylor expects Saunders to keep coaching Wolves

Flip Saunders currently fills a very difficult and controversial role for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He builds and coaches the team, at the same time. Not many are up for this difficult task, and it's probably wise to eventually hire someone else to take at least one of the positions off Saunders' hands.But according to St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter Charley Walters, Saunders will...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolves Willing To Consider Trading No. 1 Overall Pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves have openly mentioned the possibility of trading away the first overall pick. Glen Taylor admitted it is unlikely, but not something they're prepared to rule out. Taylor said it is something that will be “part of any conversation.” “You never know what it could mean, if you could get the right one or two guys that could change your team,” Taylor...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

What was Chris Sheridan thinking with this weird, creepy draft lottery column?

You’re a longtime NBA writer with your own independent website.  You have a good sized following on social media.  You have exclusive access to the NBA Draft lottery, one of the few events in the sport that draws players, management, and owners together for one night.  This is a great opportunity.  You have dozens of options for a profile piece including the star college...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolves Anticipate Kevin Garnett Returning Next Season

Glen Taylor expects Kevin Garnett to play next season. The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Garnett at the trade deadline in February. "I see that he's out working really hard to get his knee into shape," said Garnett. "So I anticipate that he's interested in coming back. I can't say that for sure, but I don't know why he would be out there doing what he's doing if he didn't want...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota United To Leave NASL, Join MLS As Expansion Team In 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — After preserving a professional soccer team for Minnesota, Bill McGuire soon began to think bigger. He wanted to be in the major league. The desire was mutual. Major League Soccer formally awarded an expansion franchise Wednesday to McGuire’s group of investors in Minneapolis with the expectation an outdoor stadium will be built in time...
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

MLS commissioner Garber confirms advanced discussions about expansion team in Minneapolis

MLS commissioner Don Garber confirmed the league is in advanced discussions to bring an expansion team to Minneapolis. Minnesota United owner Bill McGuire partnered with Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad to mount an expansion bid to compete with the Vikings to land a potential team in Minneapolis during this round of expansion. McGuire...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Road Reaction: Jazz 100, Timberwolves 94

For most of the night, it was the kind of outing Flip Saunders and Glen Taylor envisioned when they sat down this summer and tried to plot the Timberwolves' course moving forward. But by the end, it was just another layer to the sour onion that is the 2014-15 season. In the last game of a topsy-turvy calendar year, Minnesota's young core showed up, showed out, then folded late as...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Competitors for MLS team in Minneapolis in holding pattern

MINNEAPOLIS -- Las Vegas has its shimmering lights, robust nightlife and a $200 million stadium in the works. Sacramento has its own venue site ready to go, along with the internal infrastructure of a USL Pro team and an investor group ready to front the cash necessary. But in the race for Major League Soccer expansion, neither can boast what the Twin Cities claim: two entities vying...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Baseline: Ep 83 | Rajon Rondo Rumors | Glen Taylor blasts Kevin Love | KD Decision

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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Glen Taylor’s trade comments not needed

Earlier this week, ESPN reported that Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor made some statements about the Kevin Love trade, commenting on Love’s defense, claiming that Love will get the blame if the Cleveland Cavaliers struggle and bringing up Love’s injury history. Kevin Love I understand the frustration that Taylor must feel now that Love has officially left the Minnesota...
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Glen Taylor fires back at Kevin Love. Why?

Divorces are always nasty, even when they are necessary. Kevin Love has been largely quiet even as everyone knew he wanted out of Minnesota or that his talent needed to escape the wasteland that has become the Timberwolves — no Playoff appearances in the last decade speaks for itself. It was time for both the player and the franchise to move in a new direction as Love was close...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

David Griffin: Defensive concerns aren’t a product of Kevin Love

Glen Taylor’s getting all sorts of replies these days. Not long after questioning Kevin Love’s defense, the star power forward’s new general manager, David Griffin, came to his player’s defense. “I think he’s an elite defensive rebounder,” Griffin told FOX Sports Radio’s Jay Mohr. “I have concerns relative to our ability to protect the rim, and that’s not just...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Love: Timberwolves Owner Should Worry About His Own Team

It wasn’t quite a Dan Gilbert-level meltdown, but Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor had some not-so-positive things to say about Kevin Love in the wake of the All-Star forward’s trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Taylor took a few shots at his former star in a radio interview Monday, questioning Love’s health, effort on the defensive end and role in Cleveland’s new...
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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