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Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor: Not a good time to sell team

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor

MINNEAPOLIS, MN- JULY 14: Minnesota Lynx and the Minnesota Timberwolves Owner, Glen Taylor, attends a game between the Phoenix Mercury and the Minnesota Lynx on July 14, 2019 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor put the team up for sale.

How’s that going?

Taylor, via Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press:

“Well, it’s not coming is the best way to say it,” Taylor said. “I haven’t found anything that for sure says I should move ahead.”

“The other question: Is now a good time to sell when you don’t have fans? And it’s not a good time.”

This doesn’t necessarily mean Taylor will keep the team. It might not be a good time to sell an NBA team. But it’s also not a great time to own an NBA team (relatively).

But Taylor has repeatedly looked into selling the team over the years without executing a deal. This increasingly looks like another false alarm.

Obviously, Taylor should have known attendance would be extremely limited amid the coronavirus pandemic. If that factor surprised him, that’s on him.

In fairness to Taylor, the NBA more seriously discussing expansion – a more-recent revelation – also complicates matters. That might eliminate potential bidders who’d prefer to own a team outside Minnesota. Projecting expansion windfall for owners of the 30 existing teams would be baked into the Timberwolves’ price, and there could be substantially different projections.

Of course, there will always be complications with a sale this large.

As Taylor seems to keep finding.