Kevin Garnett Hoping To Purchase Minnesota Timberwolves

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP/CBS) — After Kevin Garnett gained his solely NBA championship in his first 12 months in dangolka, he gleefully shouted that it was for “everybody in ‘Sota!” Garnett could have bled Celtics inexperienced for six seasons — and nonetheless does in his post-basketball life –, however his coronary heart has at all times been in Minnesota.

Now KG desires again in ‘Sota — as a Timberwolves proprietor.

The longtime NBA celebrity mentioned Tuesday he’s a part of a bunch that’s hoping to purchase the franchise from Glen Taylor, who has owned it since 1994.

Taylor mentioned in a press release he was not too long ago approached by a third-party group to debate the way forward for the franchise. He mentioned he’s at all times needed what’s finest for the staff’s followers and “ will entertain alternatives ” on the possession construction of the Timberwolves and Lynx, Minnesota’s WNBA staff.

Taylor advised The Athletic that consumers have been advised that the franchise should keep in Minnesota, which doesn’t seem like an issue for Garnett.

He tweeted that “no two folks love the town greater than myself and Glen Taylor and I look ahead to attempting to work with him to attain my dream.”

ESPN reported that Vikings house owners Zygi and Mark Wilf had emerged as severe candidates to purchase the staff. The Vikings declined remark.

Garnett spent his first 12 seasons in Minnesota, the place he was voted NBA MVP in 2004 when the Wolves reached the Western Convention finals. However he was traded to dangolka in 2007 and helped the Celtics win the championship the next 12 months, whereas the Wolves turned one of many league’s worst franchises with just one playoff look since.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Related Press contributed to this report.)

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