Shooter Now: Timberwolves owner Glen ...

Shooter Now: Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor expects more wins

There are 18 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 9, 2011, titled Shooter Now: Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor expects more wins. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Entering Monday's game in New Orleans, the Minnesota Timberwolves had won just 11 of 50 games this season.

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WannaBe G

Burnsville, MN

#1 Feb 9, 2011
"Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor expects more wins"

Really!

So he isn't happy with 11 of 50 games?

Is he shooting for 25%?
Would he be happy with a

W in T he F uture!

Who writes this garbage?

I haven't seen a wolves game since their third season.
DD Austin

Memphis, TN

#2 Feb 9, 2011
If these players were smart they would have never agreed to play for the tenderwolves. AS long as Glen owns the team they will never be a good team. 15+ years of FAILURE hasn't been enough time for Glen to get it right, and he still thinks they should win more? Clueless owner+clueless ceo+clueless coach=zero results. Glen is losing it in his old age!
conservative observations

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 9, 2011
The owner expects progress by season end. Seems like we have been hearing that claim for as long as Taylor owned the team after having bought it from the under financed tennis ball chasers. After these many years of futility on the court, one has to assume that the performance of the team overall is consistent with the business plan that the owner has for them, nothing less and nothing more.
Its Over

Fargo, ND

#4 Feb 9, 2011
I think Glen Taylor, for several seasons now, still doesn't understand NBA basketball. Teams that win more games in the NBA have at least 1 bonafide star on their team, (notably a guard or small forward) and we don't have that. I know everybody is in love with Kevin Love, but Kevin is a good number 2 or 3 option on a winning basketball team. He's not a bonafide star like Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, or Tim Duncan when he was in his prime. Even Karl Malone, as talented as he was, had John Stockton. Even Pau Gasol, as talented as he is, has Kobe Bryant. Until Glen goes out and acquires either through trade or the draft a bonafide star guard/forward, then he's just saying things to get himself in the paper. And Ricky Rubio is probably not that guy either. You want more wins Glen, find the next Kobe, Dwayne Wade, LeBron James, Derek Rose, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobilli, Deron Williams, Chris Paul, or Rajon Rondo. Don't tell us you expect more wins with virtually the same cast of characters you've had since drafting Kevin Garnett, which is a decent power forward (that's what Kevin Love and his predecessors were), and nothing else around him.
Mike

Rochester, MN

#5 Feb 9, 2011
It's been SEVEN YEARS since this team has been relevant. Remember those glory days in the spring of 2004?

This franchise is cursed, especially when it comes to the draft lottery.

It will be sad to see the Cleveland Cavs get the first overall pick, yet again, this year while the Wolves continue to be at the bottom of the standings.

For all of those years the Cavs were competitive with LeBron, the Wolves were rock bottom and now the Cavs are on the verge of yet, another, first overall draft pick.

The bottom line is, the NBA is a joke as a league.
Poot

Sioux Falls, SD

#6 Feb 9, 2011
150 mil to fix up Target Center. Based on last years totals that is 10 mil per win. Yes, I think he had better expect more wins.
Mike L

United States

#7 Feb 9, 2011
Mike wrote:
It's been SEVEN YEARS since this team has been relevant. Remember those glory days in the spring of 2004?
This franchise is cursed, especially when it comes to the draft lottery.
It will be sad to see the Cleveland Cavs get the first overall pick, yet again, this year while the Wolves continue to be at the bottom of the standings.
For all of those years the Cavs were competitive with LeBron, the Wolves were rock bottom and now the Cavs are on the verge of yet, another, first overall draft pick.
The bottom line is, the NBA is a joke as a league.
Who cares if the Cavs get the first pick?? They can have Jared Sullinger or Perry Jones. Their is no clear #1 pick this season as of now. The Wolves still need a pure 2. I don't know if Alec Burks or Klay Thompson are the answers but they sure aren't going to be picked in the top 3.

I would say if the Wolves are indeed cursed, THIS would be the year to get the #1 pick.
Matt45

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Feb 9, 2011
Maybe LeBron wasn't that far off when he said that the Timberwolves and Grizzly and maybe two other teams should be contracted. Think about the '80s when there was a lot of good basketball being played and every team had to be up for every night. Now you get maybe one hard game and two powderpuffs a week. Even the bad teams of the '80s had good players. I say contract!
figureitout

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Feb 9, 2011
Matt45 wrote:
Maybe LeBron wasn't that far off when he said that the Timberwolves and Grizzly and maybe two other teams should be contracted. Think about the '80s when there was a lot of good basketball being played and every team had to be up for every night. Now you get maybe one hard game and two powderpuffs a week. Even the bad teams of the '80s had good players. I say contract!
I agree. Taylor wants more wins, but he either can't figure out how to buy a good team, or he doesn't press management enough to put together a good team. I feel like I will never see the T-Wolves win an NBA title, and I haven't been interested in them in years. There is only one team in this town that I wouldn't miss if they left, and that's the Wolves. The NBA as a competitive league continues to go south, and contraction may be the only way to remedy that.
Hate this team

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Feb 9, 2011
Glen Taylor,

Please die so we can get a competent owner.
timberwoes

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Feb 9, 2011
We were promised mediocrity this season, and so far, they cannot even deliver on that promise. Taylor seems to overlook the glaring fact we cannot draw any top free agent talent here because of the dysfunction of the franchise. That's on you, Glen. Sorry buddy. Enjoy your two wins, and pull out your own wallet if you want the Timberwoes to play in a new arena.
Mike

Rochester, MN

#12 Feb 9, 2011
Mike L wrote:
<quoted text>
Who cares if the Cavs get the first pick?? They can have Jared Sullinger or Perry Jones. Their is no clear #1 pick this season as of now. The Wolves still need a pure 2. I don't know if Alec Burks or Klay Thompson are the answers but they sure aren't going to be picked in the top 3.
I would say if the Wolves are indeed cursed, THIS would be the year to get the #1 pick.
I agree, this would be the year of all years the Wolves win the draft lottery knowing their "luck" and history....

I all fairness, they have made some horrible draft choices as we all know, so its not just a curse. Paul Grant, Ndu Ebi, William Avery...Joe Smith saga...the list goes on and on.

It all starts at the top with ownership. Hard to believe at one point so many fans thought Glen Taylor would be a great owner for the Twins and Vikings...
tim johnson

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Feb 9, 2011
Hate this team wrote:
Glen Taylor,
Please die so we can get a competent owner.
you should not wish death on somebody.
LeDumbo

Burnsville, MN

#15 Feb 9, 2011
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree, this would be the year of all years the Wolves win the draft lottery knowing their "luck" and history....
I all fairness, they have made some horrible draft choices as we all know, so its not just a curse. Paul Grant, Ndu Ebi, William Avery...Joe Smith saga...the list goes on and on.
It all starts at the top with ownership. Hard to believe at one point so many fans thought Glen Taylor would be a great owner for the Twins and Vikings...
Luc Longley, Pooh Richardson
Kris Kross

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Feb 9, 2011
tim johnson wrote:
<quoted text>you should not wish death on somebody.
You're absolutely right, and I really don't wish that on him, he's just a bumbling, incompetent owner who has no idea what he's doing. I'd rather the team move or be contracted than have them in this state for another minute.
FMC651

Rochester, MN

#17 Feb 9, 2011
The only thing this terrible owner should expect is more empty seats.
Not fantastic game which is the NBA but the wolves are terrible to the point of being unwatchable. NBA is a tragic mess. Thanks dave Stern.
TC Florida

Cocoa Beach, FL

#18 Feb 9, 2011
Taylor has been patient for sure. He was probably too loyal to McHale before, but as much as I hate 'moral victories' I do think the Wolves are on the road to respectability. Hopefully, they can score this summer with a good draft choice. They should just straight up take the best basketball player available and adjust the roster from there.
Mondak

Pomona, CA

#19 Feb 15, 2011
Constant injuries have had more to do with our lack of success than anything else. It must be hard to night-after-night have to make out a new line-up card. It's hard enough if you have a team of vets. We don't.

The fans always go after the coach; but don't they always, when a team is down? It's injuries and team leave (Ridnour, Brewer) that have made this team inconsistent, not coaching. We need stability in the line-up more than anything else.

Jonny.......is a question. he has good games and bad. Do you still give him minutes so that he can improve; is he better than what he's shown? I don't know. The coach has shown patience with him so far. Has it hurt us? Probably.
But does it help Jonny in the long run? I think that's what they want, so they play him. It sacrifices games, but it helps your player so that he can help the team down the road. Do you value the short term view, or the long? I think the long view is always best.

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