HoopsHype Glen Taylor rumors

March 16, 2013 Updates

The Minnesota Wild were not the only local professional sports team pining the last few years for realignment -- a request that was finally granted officially on Thursday. In a conversation with 1500ESPN.com, Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor acknowledged he would like to see his team in the Eastern Conference. "It makes sense," he said. But Taylor was quick to point out Memphis and New Orleans, two other Western Conference teams headquartered in the Central time zone, also want change.In other words, Taylor -- who has as much intimate knowledge as anyone from his years as the chairman of the NBA's board of governors -- said it's not happening for any of the three franchises anytime soon. He didn't say whether San Antonio, Houston, Dallas or Oklahoma City also would push for such a switch. They play in the Central time zone, too. 1500 ESPN

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Stern compared the refurbishment to updates done over time to Detroit's Palace at Auburn Hills, Phoenix's U.S. Airways Arena and New York City's Madison Square Garden that have kept those arenas viable while the Sacramento Kings' owners recently submitted to the NBA an agreement to sell their franchise to a Seattle group after the California city failed to finalize a new arena. "I don't think fans have to worry about that at all," Stern said when asked about the Timberwolves' long-term future in Minnesota. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

January 18, 2013 Updates

Word is interest in buying the Wolves is as high as ever. One potential buyer is former Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley. Multiple sources insist that he's kicking the tires. Before any transaction occurs, the Target Center renovation plans need to be finalized. The Wolves and Minneapolis officials were scheduled to meet on Wednesday. 1500 ESPN

December 12, 2012 Updates

There apparently was an urgent reaction from the organization about it because Love met with David Kahn and Rick Adelman on Tuesday shortly after the story hit the Web and Love said he plans to talk to owner Glen Taylor about his comments. "I meant what I said, I told David there's nothing to apologize about," Love said. "The only thing I was sorry about is that I did in public and if there's a learning expereince from that, it's not to do that again. "A lot of athletes these days say the right thing and aren't outspoken. I happen to be in this article. I'm not going to go forward and say I have anything to apologize about. I said what I felt. I didn't mean to alienate my team, my coaches, the organization or more importantly the fans...I said a lot of things about the team and were we're at this point and I'll continue to say it throughout the year because that's how I feel." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 11, 2012 Updates

For everyone else still stunned over the Minnesota Timberwolves' owner and general manager downright daring the franchise's best player to leave for free agency in two years, Kevin Love promises to be a professional, promises All-Star performance and productivity. Over the organization's refusal to designate him as the cornerstone, though, there come no promises of forgiveness from Love. No assurance it won't chase him out the door and out of the franchise forever someday. "I don't know who labels people stars, but even [T'wolves owner] Glen Taylor said: I don't think Kevin Love is a star, because he hasn't led us to the playoffs," Love told Yahoo! Sports. "I mean, it's not like I had much support out there. That's a tough pill to swallow." Yahoo! Sports

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San Antonio Spurs CEO Peter Holt is the new BOG chairman, taking over for Minnesota owner Glen Taylor, who had served in that role since 2008. “We are being nice to David, but I want to be extra nice to Glen,” Holt said. “This has gone really smoothly. Glen has stayed in the chairmanship much longer than normal to allow the continuity to be smooth from obviously David to Adam, but also throughout the ownership group. So I want to thank Glen for that.” A discussion on accepting ads in the form of jersey patches as another revenue stream was pushed to the BOG’s next meeting. NBA.com

October 25, 2012 Updates

Steve Aschburner: Spurs CEO Peter holt elected Chairman of NBA Board of Governors. Succeeds Timberwolves' Glen Taylor, who has had the role since Oct. 2008. Twitter @AschNBA

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Joan Nielsen: Glen Taylor on possibility of roster moves after Love's injury: “I haven’t talked to David, and I haven’t talked to the coach. Initially my thoughts are we have two young guys on the team who want to play and want more time; let’s look at them first. But I think the answer to your question is I think all options are open at this time, and you’ll look at all possibilities.” Twitter

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