Glen Taylor

A businessman and former politician, he bought majority interest in the Timberwolves in 1994 and the WNBA's Lynx five years later. He has been chairman of the NBA's Board of Governors since 2008. Prior to sports ownership, he served in the Minnesota Senate from 1980-90, acting as minority leader from 1984-86.

Your Voices
March 16

Should Minneapolis build an urban soccer stadium?

Stadiums are inherently a suburban style land use imposed on an urban core. Yet, this outcome still feels better than having stadiums in the 'burbs.
Wolves
August 27, 2014

Taylor questions Love's health, defense; Love suggests Taylor move on

The Wolves owner offered candid assessments of his former star’s years with the team.
Business
July 3, 2014

Schafer: Glen Taylor sees money to be made at the Star Tribune

To understand why Glen Taylor is buying the Star Tribune, one suggestion is to pick up a classic Harvard Business Review article about the business…
Business
July 1, 2014

Taylor enters industry evolving in digital news age

Glen Taylor is entering a business that’s in the midst of reinvention.
Local
July 1, 2014
Star Tribune building

July 1, 2014: Glen Taylor finalizes purchase of Star Tribune

The Star Tribune joins Taylor’s group of more than 80 businesses, including the Wolves and Lynx and dozens of companies in printing and other industries.
June 29, 2014

June 29, 2014: From farm boy to billionaire, Taylor steers own course

The Mankato businessman looks forward to the latest addition to his corporate family: the Star Tribune.
June 29, 2014
Glen Taylor

Star Tribune buyer Glen Taylor has GOP tilt to giving

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor says he tends to support moderate candidates from either party whose views are similar to his.
Minneapolis
May 29, 2014
Glen Taylor

Signature has Taylor moving ahead with Star Tribune deal

Minnesota billionaire Glen Taylor and the owners of the Star Tribune signed a purchase agreement on Wednesday for Taylor to acquire the media company.
Business
April 6, 2014
Glen Taylor

Glen Taylor's bid for Star Tribune follows industry trend of individual ownership

The proposed Star Tribune deal follows several other sales to wealthy individuals.
Minneapolis
April 2, 2014
Glen Taylor

Wolves owner Glen Taylor makes cash offer to buy Star Tribune

The billionaire Minnesota businessman would be the sole owner and operate it as a stand-alone company.
Local
October 31, 2013

Public gets comment chance for Target Center deal

Rybak said he's confident of approval after outlining terms of the proposal
Wolves
June 24, 2013

Hartman: Wolves owner Taylor, once a seller, ends up buying more stock

After Taylor couldn't find the right person to purchase the team, he bought out six other partners.
Wolves
May 5, 2013

Scoggins: Remorseful Taylor buys in to keeping Timberwolves

On May 4 last year, Taylor disclosed that he wanted to sell the Timberwolves in a transitional process. On Friday, Taylor announced he’s turning the “opposite direction”
Wolves
May 3, 2013
Glen Taylor

Hartman: Wolves owner Taylor rights two wrongs by bringing back Saunders

Glen Taylor made a mistake eight years ago by firing Flip Saunders, and another by hiring David Kahn as GM.
Wolves
April 24, 2013
NBA commissioner David Stern.

Stern on board with solidifying Wolves' future

The NBA commissioner will meet with city officials about significant arena upgrades.
Business
April 24, 2013
Glen Taylor

Taylor is aiming for growth, even as the industry shrinks

Glen Taylor returned as CEO of Taylor Corp. two years ago because he refused to accept that his company had to decline with its broader industry.
Business
April 24, 2013
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Glen Taylor: No substitute for hard work

His road to success included talking with customers, valuing employees, taking risks and reinvesting profits.
Wolves
April 15, 2013

Hartman: Wolves owner faces questions for 2013-14

Glen Taylor applauded team’s effort despite injuries, but return of the coach, GM and center are uncertain.
Wolves
March 21, 2013

Zgoda's NBA Insider: Wolves have to sell hope to sell tickets

The Wolves have had a lost season. In order to sell tickets, they must sell hope that next year will be better.
Wolves
March 21, 2013
NBA commissioner David Stern.

Zgoda's NBA Insider: Are teams on equal terms?

David Stern believes so, with the luxury tax a stiff impediment for teams looking to hoard high-priced stars.
Wolves
March 21, 2013
Flip Saunders

Flip Saunders: Keeping his head in the game

It's clear that former Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders wants to coach somewhere. So he's keeping his options open. "If the right situation comes along? I'll evaluate that."
Wolves
March 21, 2013
Former Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders

Hartman: Will Saunders be next Wolves GM?

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor wasn't available for comment on the subject Saturday, but he hasn't kept it a secret that Flip Saunders has served as a consultant for him on the basketball team during this season.
Gophers
March 21, 2013

Hartman: Gophers shoot for sixth seed in Big Ten tournament

If the team plays well, as in its past two victories, Minnesota could go on another postseason tear as they did in the NIT last year.
Wolves
March 21, 2013

Chart: Five questions for the Wolves' final two months of the season

Facing the Timberwolves:
Wolves
March 21, 2013
Ricky Rubio (left), Tristan Thompson

Wolves want to build, not keep rebuilding

With the postseason unlikely, the Wolves' aim is building in order to stop rebuilding -- and shoring up their fans' faith.