If Glen Taylor sells 20 percent of his stake in the Timberwolves, he is not moving the team or allowing it to be moved.
If he doesn't sell 20 percent of his stake in the team, he is not moving the team or allowing it to be moved.
If he winds up selling the whole team, he will not do so in a manner that allows the team to be moved. At least, not in my lifetime. (I'm old.)
MInnesotans go through this every time a local owner sells part or all of a team.
Vikings fans were certain Red McCombs would move the team. He never tried.
They were certain that Zygi Wilf would move the team. He never had any interest in doing so.
Heck, Carl Pohlad threatened to move the team without ever intending to do so.
Full disclosure: I now work for a newspaper owned by Glen Taylor.
I've also been highly critical of many of Taylor's decisions over the years.
But if anything can be said with certainty about Taylor it is that he is invested in Minnesota. He bought the Timberwolves to keep them afloat and in Minneapolis. He has taken losses keeping the team afloat and in Minneapolis. He bought the Star Tribune in part because he knows how to make money with a printing press, but also, I believe, because he cares about Minnesota institutions like the Star Tribune.
The Wolves have a lease at Target Center through 2032. They just built a beautiful practice faciltiy and are renovating the arena itself.
The Wolves are not going anywhere.
So had a couple emailers question my information on Aaron Hicks. I was told by several people during the season that he had complained about playing every day, which is not a good thing for a young player on a contender. Or anytime.
Roy Smalley heard the same things. You can listen to that conversation here, via MalePatternPodcasts.com: https://goo.gl/pUW3dE