Glen Taylor Rumors

He impressed Wolves basketball boss Flip Saunders at both ends of the court with two pre-draft workouts and owner Glen Taylor with his polite manners and thoughtful answers during a visit with his father and agent to Minneapolis and the team’s new practice facility last weekend. That apparently finalized the team’s decision. The Wolves are the only team for which Towns worked out. “You know what, it’s almost like it’s fake, isn’t it?” Calipari asked. “It seems fake and it isn’t, I can tell you. I tell everybody: He’s one of the nicest kids, so intelligent, so smart. He is a real kind, nice soul and what you see is who he is, all the time.”
via Minneapolis Star-Tribune
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But something less expected happened afterwards, when Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor was non-committal about whether or not Flip Saunders would be coaching the team next season. “It’s not definite,” Taylor said, after pausing for a few seconds when asked specifically about Saunders returning as head coach. “But in my mind, with the effort that he put in this year to bring this team along, it’s probably 90 percent. If he sees somebody and he changes his mind, he certainly could convince me. I think eventually I want a different coach, and I want him to be the GM. My guess is that he’ll go another year.”
via NBCSports.com
Landing the top pick in the draft may be a nice enticement for Saunders to want to remain in the coaching position, but Taylor says that this recent, exciting development won’t affect that decision. “It won’t change,” Taylor said of Saunders’ thought process. “I think that Flip will change if he sees somebody in the coaching ranks that he really respects, and thinks in the long run that they will be the right guy for this team, then I think he’ll make that decision.” “We’re sort of taking it one year at a time,” Taylor said with a laugh. “[We haven’t discussed] seven years from now.”
via NBCSports.com
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The Minnesota Timberwolves had the best odds – a 25% chance – of winning the top pick in the 2015 NBA draft lottery on Tuesday. And the Timberwolves ended the trend of the team with worst record not getting the No. 1 pick in the draft. It’s the first time since 2004 that the team with the worst record also got the No. 1 pick and just fifth time it has happened in 31 years. “It’s very exciting for me and for our fans,” Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said. “There’s going to be a lot of enthusiasm – who you’re going to pick and how you’re going to do that. And that’s a process that will start now.”
via USA Today Sports