Glen Taylor Rumors
Glen Taylor was initially reluctant to agree to a trade that would move Rubio, only acquiescing after Rubio directly informed him that he felt it was best if the two sides parted ways, sources told The Athletic.
At some point, Wolves coach/president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau, General Manager Scott Layden and, of course, owner Glen Taylor must decide how much they can afford and with whom they can surround three players earning max contracts. “We’ve been planning,” Thibodeau said. “We’re worried about not only now, but we have to be sure we put the best team on the floor we can. That’s a big part of this. The biggest thing is everyone concentrating on us winning. We don’t want to get lost in anything but chasing excellence.”
Wolves owner Glen Taylor was believed to initially be reluctant to add such a polarizing player to the roster, but ultimately signed off on it after Butler’s injury. Before joining the Wolves, Rose wanted, and received, assurances that Taylor was supportive of the move, sources told The Athletic.
Garnett said he’s enjoying doing Area 21, but doesn’t know what his future holds. He’s pursuing various business ventures and said he’d love to go into ownership or management at some point, including with the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he spent the majority of his Hall Of Fame career, with one caveat: He wouldn’t want to do it with the current ownership group. “I don’t want to be partners with Glen [Taylor], and I wouldn’t want to be partners with Glen in Minnesota,” he said. “I would love to be part of a group that buys him out and kind of removes him and go forward.”
The absentee approach has led to tension between Pera and his minority owners, sources said. Kaplan tried to extricate himself from the situation a year and a half ago when he entered into negotiations with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor to join the team as a minority partner with the intent on one day purchasing a majority stake in the franchise. But that agreement fell through, the second time Kaplan has missed out on a chance to become the lead owner of an NBA franchise. He was outbid by Tony Ressler for the Atlanta Hawks in 2015.