Kevin Garnett Part of Group Trying to Buy Timberwolves


UPDATE: 4:42 PM -

Kevin Garnett has confirmed his interest in buying the Timberwolves on his verified Instagram account:

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According to the sports media website Sportico, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is ready to sell the team.

The article says that the Wolves owner is has retained The Raine Group, which is a bank that specializes in tech, media and telecommunications. Taylor is looking to sell the team for $1.2 billion according to the article. Taylor is said to want to avoid a public auction for the team. The article also says that Taylor's reasons for wanting to sell are not because of COVID-19 hardships.

Taylor bought the Timberwolves for $88 million in 1994. The team enjoyed success for much of the late-90's and early 2000's but have stayed near the bottom of the NBA standings for most of the last 15 years. The team made the playoffs in 2018 for the first time since 2004.

The Raine Group, founded by Joe Ravitch and Jeff Sine, in partnership with WME Entertainment, has previously helped FIFA raise capital for the World Cup and helped complete a $500 million investment deal between Silver Lake and Manchester City of the EPL according to the article.

News Talk 830 WCCO has reached out to both The Timberwolves and The Raine Group but has not gotten a response from either group.