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May 24, 2015 Updates

It looks like Flip Saunders will coach the Minnesota Timberwolves again next season. "I think so," Wolves owner Glen Taylor told the Pioneer Press. "I think he worked so hard last year with all those problems that he wants an opportunity to see if we are healthy, if we really have the team he thought he had." St. Paul Pioneer Press

May 20, 2015 Updates

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.” 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.” NBCSports.com

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." USA Today Sports

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Glen Taylor: L.A. really wanted him. Well, I didn't know if I wanted him in the West. I thought I was getting better players. I thought L.A could not give me the players that Boston did. The Lakers offered a package built around multi-skilled forward Lamar Odom and 19-year-old center Andrew Bynum, a promising second-year player who would eventually become an All-Star. Odom had a history of flaky behavior, however, and Bynum was unproven. Bleacher Report

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When the Wolves announced those three new players at the Minnesota State Fair in August, Taylor questioned whether Love would accept being a third option behind James and Irving and wondered if the Cavaliers would demand Love play better defense than he did the Wolves. Love said he wasn’t hurt by Taylor’s typically blunt comments. “No, no, it was to the point where I knew I was getting traded and between the players he got, especially Wiggins, I thought he got a lot of value,” Love said. “Just sometimes you don’t press send and sometimes you do and wish you had it back.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Love said he hasn’t talked to Taylor since the trade, but said he had a telephone discussion with Saunders that gave both some closure, and he predicted he’d give Saunders, now the Wolves’ coach as well, a “big hug” and “we’ll be talking and laughing” and discussing where they’ll have lunch when Cleveland makes its only Target Center appearance this season Jan. 31. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 14, 2014 Updates

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