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Wolves GM: Love talks haven't heated up yet

  • Article by: JON KRAWCZYNSKI
  • Associated Press
  • May 29, 2014 - 6:15 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton says the team remains patient in its pursuit of a new coach and has yet to see any trade talks start to heat up.

Newton spoke Thursday after the Wolves held a workout for prospective draft prospects. He says the Wolves do not feel rushed to find a replacement for the retired Rick Adelman. The Wolves had talks with Memphis coach Dave Joerger last week, but Joerger decided to stay with the Grizzlies.

Newton also says the team's preference is to keep star forward Kevin Love, who can opt out of his contract after next season. But if the Wolves do decide to trade him, Newton says "you can best believe we'll be a better team based on what happens."

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