Kevin Garnett salty as he announces his group will not buy Timberwolves


We know two things about the next owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves:

1) He/She will be incredibly rich.

2) It will not be Kevin Garnett and his group of investors.

Garnett — who had had a rocky relationship with current owner Glen Taylor for years — was pretty salty when posting on social media that his group was not included in the next phase of working out a sale of the team.

Taylor, for his part, said KG’s group did not make an inquiry.

I find it difficult to believe Garnett’s group did not throw its hat in the ring and start the process. Whether or not Taylor would have sold to the group — or if it even would have been the best offer — are questions we will never know the answer to. Although, it seems doubtful Garnett and Taylor could have made it work.

Garnett — who is about to enter the Hall of Fame — suggested his group will now focus on the NBA expansion process, which is still in the early stages.

The buzz around the league is there is a lot of interest in groups to buy the Timberwolves, but most would want to move the team to another city (the team has a lease for the Target Center until 2035, but the cost of breaking it is “only” $50 million, a number that is not going to scare off a buyer who is spending $1 billion on the team). Taylor is looking for an owner who will keep the Timberwolves in Minnesota, but that has narrowed the field of bidders. Minnesota’s on-court struggles are not helping the sale price.

There is no timeline, but by Taylor’s own words the process seems to be moving along.