In a direct challenge to reporters, bloggers and fans, Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor stated to ESPN AM 1500 reporter Darren Wolfson that an ownership announcement is imminent and that it “would never be guessed.”
Locals immediately jumped, guessing North Dakota’s favorite son, Phil Jackson and Minnesota’s own Phil Saunders as potential new coaches or more. Taylor played it coy, simply saying he had no comment and decisions would be made by the end of the month.
Which month? Which Phil? Why is Kahn in Europe if he’s not in charge of anything, much less basketball-related decisions?
Only Glen Taylor, man of mysterious management style, knows…
Minnesota Timberwolves ownership news is coming. Soon.
In a brief phone conversation on Tuesday evening, Wolves owner Glen Taylor said he’ll have a major announcement on the ownership front sometime in the next week.
When poked and prodded, the only other information he would volunteer was that it’s a scenario that would never be guessed.
Taylor has had talks with Chris Hansen’s Seattle group, but they want to move the Wolves to Seattle, and Taylor said that’s not happening.
As for the future of coach Rick Adelman, Taylor said he doesn’t yet what Adelman will do, but it “looks very favorable” for some sort of return. Taylor added that Adelman has kept him well-informed.
President of basketball operations David Kahn is scouting in Europe, according to Taylor. Asked if it was OK to make a leap on Kahn’s future based on him continuing to work, Taylor said no.
When pressed if the NBA.com report about Flip Saunders taking over Kahn’s duties was accurate, all Taylor would say is that no decision has been made yet. But in the same breath, Taylor said a decision would come by the end of the month.
That would be today.
Asked whether former Bulls and Lakers coach Phil Jackson was a part of any equation, Taylor said no comment.