Sport Kevin Garnett says he's bidding to buy Timberwolves after report they're up for sale

01:30  22 july  2020
01:30  22 july  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Kevin Garnett once screamed: Anything is possible! Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said in May he was seeking a minority-stake partner who would have the eventual option to buy him out. According to the Yahoo report , the Timberwolves were valued by Forbes Magazine at 0 million

Sports he'd like to buy the Timberwolves franchise at some point. He ' s now with the Brooklyn Nets, playing 23 minutes a game while scoring eight points and pulling in eight boards. His contract is up after this season, but as ESPN notes, it's not known if Garnett will choose to retire after 20 full years

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is making preparations to sell the team, Sportico reports.

a baseball player holding a basketball: Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett (21) reacts after teammate Karl-Anthony Towns scored during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Minneapolis, Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. The Timberwolves won 99-95. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett (21) reacts after teammate Karl-Anthony Towns scored during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Minneapolis, Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. The Timberwolves won 99-95. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Shortly after the news broke, franchise icon Kevin Garnett wrote on Instagram that he’s part of a group bidding to buy the franchise.

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Former Timberwolves star Kevin Garnett might want back in with the franchise that gave him his start in 1995. Garnett , currently playing for the Saunders told KFXN-FM on Friday that the franchise is not for sale but he would welcome the opportunity to work with Garnett in his post-playing days.

Kevin Garnett enjoyed his 12 seasons with the Minnesota TImberwolves so much that he wants to spend his retirement years close to the franchise. Not as a coach, a general manager or even a season ticket holder. No, Garnett - who will have earned an estimated 7 million as an NBA player by the

“I’m one of the groups trying,” Garnett wrote on an Instagram story next to the news report that offers on the team have already been made. “Lawd plss let my group get this.”

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A successful bid by Garnett’s group would put an emphatic end to his impasse with the franchise where he built his Hall of Fame career. Garnett has held a longstanding feud with Taylor and has disassociated himself from the franchise as long as Taylor was involved.

In February, he said that he didn’t want his jersey retired with the team.

‘I don’t do business with snakes’

“I’ll always have a special place for the city of Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota in my heart,” Garnett said at the time. “But I don’t do business with snakes. I don’t do business with snake motherf------. I try not to do business with openly snakes or people who are snake-like.”

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He preferred the Timberwolves were bought by a native Minnesotan and seemed determined to keep the He told Spears that he still has important ties to the franchise and a relationship with his former coach Spears reports Garnett is reenergized this season and that' s shown in his play for the Nets.

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It appears that Garnett will make an exception to his “snake” rule if the business entails taking over ownership from Taylor. And it’s safe to say that if Garnett gains an ownership stake, his No. 21 jersey will be raised in the Target Center rafters.

Garnett joined the Timberwolves out of high school as the No. 5 pick in the 1995 draft. He played his first 12 NBA seasons with the Timberwolves, making 10 All-Star teams. After winning an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics and a brief stint with the Brooklyn Nets, Garnett returned to the Timberwolves before retiring in 2016.

He was elected to the The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on his first ballot and was scheduled to be inducted alongside Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant this year before COVID-19 postponed the ceremony.

Garnett says his feud with Taylor started after he says the Timberwolves owner failed to honor a deal they had along with former general manager and head coach Flip Saunders. Garnett says that when he waived a no-trade clause to return to the Timberwolves from Nets, it came with an understanding that he would join team ownership and play a front-office role after he retired.

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After 12 seasons with Kevin Garnett and zero Finals appearances, it became time for Minnesota to cash in. Kevin Love' s situation is similar to Garnett ' s , albeit on a much lesser scale. The quality of players around Love, particularly last season, was better than just about every year of what Garnett

With apologies to Kevin McHale and George Mikan, Kevin Garnett is the only basketball hero that But the ugly and persistent truth is that things have never been as good as they were when the Big Ticket was around. Just KG straight- up saying he wants to buy the Timberwolves . On the record.

He says Taylor backed out of that arrangement when Saunders died of Hodgkin lymphoma in 2015.

“Glen and I had an understanding before Flip died, and when Flip died, that understanding went with Flip,” Garnett said. “For that, I won’t forgive Glen. I won’t forgive him for that. I thought he was a straight-up person, straight-up business man, and when Flip died, everything went with him.”

It’s not clear who Garnett is partnered with in his bid for the franchise.

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