NBA — 23 February 2015
Garnett May Team Up With Flip Sauders to Buy Timberwolves

Kevin Garnett was in favor of leaving Minnesota for a better chance to win a title long before guys wanting to leave a bad situation for a better one was frowned upon. Even so, you always had the sense he still had love for Minnesota.

That’s why him coming back to Minny to wrap up his career only seems right. Not to mention the fact that he has stated previously that he’d like to own the franchise one day. This return seems like the first step, per TwinCities.com.

The contract extension Kevin Garnett, 38, will sign with the Timberwolves this summer will be for two years. During that period, Garnett and Wolves president-coach Flip Saunders are expected to try to form a group to buy the team from Glen Taylor.

Garnett has amassed more than $325 million in salaries during 20 seasons in the NBA. Saunders, who turns 60 on Monday, has made an estimated $40 million during 17 seasons as a NBA coach.

The Wolves, for whom Taylor paid $88 million in 1994, were valued at $625 million last January by Forbes. Taylor, who turns 74 in April, is amenable to taking in more limited partners. But he’s not interested in selling his team until he finds out what the Atlanta Hawks, who are for sale and currently are taking bids, end up going for.

 

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