HoopsHype Glen Taylor rumors

September 16, 2013 Updates

“We haven’t announced anything, but let me just say we have been working on it and we’re prepared to move ahead with it if we can get this Target Center deal done.” How much will the practice facility cost the Wolves owner? “The answer to that is a lot,” Taylor said. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

September 6, 2013 Updates

Even after spending $117 million in free agency in July and August, Minnesota Timberwolves president of operations Flip Saunders will have another sizable monetary decision to make. Before his third year begins -- Oct. 31 is the deadline -- the Wolves need to figure out if they will pay forward Derrick Williams $6.3 million for the 2014-15 season. In a phone conversation earlier this week spanning a few topics, Wolves owner Glen Taylor acknowledged the team isn't quite sure what to do. "We'll evaluate his summer program, and how he looks coming into camp (which starts Oct. 1)," Taylor said. "I heard he is looking good." 1500 ESPN

Taylor said he hasn't heard from former president of operations David Kahn for a while. Kahn interviewed for the 76ers general manager opening, and also talked to a couple other teams about front office roles. But if his goal is to remain involved in roster construction, nothing has materialized. 1500 ESPN

September 3, 2013 Updates
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Glen Taylor was able to persuade free agent Corey Brewer to sign with the Timberwolves with a phone call. But the Wolves owner doesn't feel it will take a personal call to get free agent Nikola Pekovic to re-sign. "I can and I would, but at this point of time, I've not been asked to nor am I inclined to just because I think I know where the contract negotiations are," Taylor said Wednesday. "And it's not at a critical stage or anything like that." St. Paul Pioneer Press

Pekovic is a restricted free agent, meaning the Wolves can match any offer he receives elsewhere. But, surprisingly, there have been no other offers, probably because teams figure the Wolves -- and Pekovic -- are intent on remaining in Minnesota. "I think everybody knows we're going to work it out," Taylor said. If necessary, though, Taylor said he would get on the phone to Pekovic. "I think Pek and I have that type of relationship," Taylor said. "Before he left (after the season), he and I actually had a conversation that if we saw that the negotiations were getting off target, we would call each other and talk. "I know (team president Flip Saunders) will be meeting with the (Pekovic's) agent sometime relatively soon in person, and my guess is that's the time they'll have a really good discussion." St. Paul Pioneer Press

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It's unclear whether the Trail Blazers would consider signing Pekovic to an offer sheet as retribution for Batum or whether a signing would merely be business in the NBA. At the least, however, Pekovic's free-agent status makes the Wolves vulnerable for payback from Portland, which could make Minnesota overpay considerably to retain their popular 6-foot-11, 290-pounder. I asked Wolves owner Glen Taylor on Tuesday if he's aware of the possibility. "Yep, we think about that," Taylor said. Taylor is a billionaire. Portland owner Paul Allen is a billionaire 15 times over. It's unclear whether Allen is a vindictive sort. "I don't know if they would do that or not," Taylor said of the Trail Blazers. St. Paul Pioneer Press

May 30, 2013 Updates

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Wednesday he's had no indication that Rick Adelman won't return as coach next season. "I would think he's coming back," Taylor said. "Every time I've talked to him, he has never said he isn't coming back. My sense is that he's planning on coming back unless he tells me otherwise." St. Paul Pioneer Press

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