It appears that, about a dozen years too late, Glen Taylor is finally interested in selling the Minnesota Timberwolves. . .and one of the candidates to purchase the team is a group that we Minnesota Vikings fans are pretty familiar with.
The Wilf family that owns the Minnesota Vikings has emerged a serious candidate to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 22, 2020
Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Wilf family has emerged as a “serious candidate” to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves. There had been a rumor circulating that a group that included former Timberwolves superstar Kevin Garnett was also interested in purchasing the team, but that was before the Wilf rumor came to light.
The Wilf family bought the Vikings from Red McCombs in 2006, and since then have been one of the best ownership groups in the NFL, as well as making a big impact in the Twin Cities community through a number of different causes. You would have to think that, if the Wilfs bought the Timberwolves, the culture over there would change in a hurry. The Wolves have made the postseason just once in the last sixteen years after a decent run during the Garnett era, and in most of those seasons have been pretty woeful.
As the owners of the Vikings, the Wilfs have largely stayed out of the way of the football operations, allowing Rick Spielman and the coaches that the Vikings have had during that time to shape things. He hasn’t been a Jerry Jones type of owner, to be certain, but it would be hard to say that he’s held the team back in any meaningful way.
This is yet another story for us to keep an eye on as we finally get closer to the start of the season. According to Schefter’s story, any sale of the Timberwolves likely wouldn’t be approved until September or so, so there’s still some time before the Wilfs will own both teams if it ends up happening.
What do you think of this news, Vikings fans? Would this make you a Wolves fan if you’re not already?