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The Minnesota Timberwolves wouldn't be in Minnesota, right now, if it wasn't for majority owner Glen Taylor. Taylor swooped in and bought the TWolves in 1994 and saved them from moving to New Orleans.
It now appears that Taylor, 71 is looking for an eventual successor as the Minnesota Timberwolves owner. He knows that in the near future he will be stepping away, but he wants to find a successor that will keep the TWolves in Minnesota. Keeping them in the Twin Cities is a priority for his eventual successor.
Taylor says he could easily find someone to buy the team, that isn't a problem, he wants to find someone who is committed to keeping the franchise in Minnesota.
He doesn't plan on handing over the reins anytime soon, but he's looking for someone to buy a small stake in the ownership (become a minority owner) and learn from Taylor the day-to-day operations of being the owner of a professional sports team. Eventually, when Taylor does decide to sell the team, he'll give his 'apprentice' the opportunity to buy him out and become the majority owner.
Like the fans, Glen Taylor is obviously optimistic about the future of the Timberwolves after a number of years of 'futility' as a cellar-dweller in the Western Conference...and the NBA. Taylor is urging David Kahn to be VERY aggressive in upgrading the roster, pursuing trades and free agents.
With a young core of Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love, Derrick Williams & Nikola Pekovic, things are on the up and up for our Minnesota Timberwolves.
That's all for now, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
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