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Post#1 Team Sale Update
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:13 pm by Klomp

• Word is interest in buying the Wolves is as high as ever. One potential buyer is former Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley. Multiple sources insist that he's kicking the tires. Before any transaction occurs, the Target Center renovation plans need to be finalized. The Wolves and Minneapolis officials were scheduled to meet on Wednesday.


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Post#2 Re: Team Sale Update
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:14 pm by wolfcat

Heisley? Would Taylor really do that to us? How depressing.
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Post#3 Re: Team Sale Update
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:02 pm by Basti

wolfcat wrote:Heisley? Would Taylor really do that to us? How depressing.


I have no idea how he was as a Grizzlies owner but I don't like former owners of a team buying a new/another team. Unless of course they are the Mark Cuban type of owner. There's just something wrong with that to me.
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Post#4 Re: Team Sale Update
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:14 pm by Murphs56

As long as he says he's committed to spending money, I can care less who takes over. It just needs to happen
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Post#5 Re: Team Sale Update
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:21 pm by [RCG]

Murphs56 wrote:As long as he says he's committed to spending money, I can care less who takes over. It just needs to happen


Deep pockets, willing to spend. That's all I care about.
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Post#6 Re: Team Sale Update
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:23 pm by jade_hippo

was he the owner who green-lit Brian Cardinal getting free money, sign me up?
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Post#7 Re: Team Sale Update
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:30 pm by C.lupus

[RCG] wrote:
Murphs56 wrote:As long as he says he's committed to spending money, I can care less who takes over. It just needs to happen


Deep pockets, willing to spend. That's all I care about.

Seems like Heisley had a rep for penny pinching but I could be wrong on that. Oh, and there is this:

He orchestrated the move of the team from Vancouver in 2001, after promising to keep the franchise in Vancouver when he purchased it in 2000.
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Post#8 Re: Team Sale Update
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:42 pm by LaViggins

C.lupus wrote:
[RCG] wrote:
Murphs56 wrote:As long as he says he's committed to spending money, I can care less who takes over. It just needs to happen


Deep pockets, willing to spend. That's all I care about.

Seems like Heisley had a rep for penny pinching but I could be wrong on that. Oh, and there is this:

He orchestrated the move of the team from Vancouver in 2001, after promising to keep the franchise in Vancouver when he purchased it in 2000.


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Post#9 Re: Team Sale Update
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:44 pm by Klomp

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Post#10 Re: Team Sale Update
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:06 pm by shrink

Heisley's the guy that traded Pau Gasol to LAL to save money as well.

However, I don't blame him. I'm not surprised that he didn't want to keep one in VAN or MEM or interest in buying into MIL - all three are small markets with little room to make a profit. Minneapolis is different, and because of our demographics, I don't think he'd move the team. However, I have a lot less faith in the guy going over the lux as I do in Taylor.
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Post#11 Re: Team Sale Update
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:35 pm by Murphs56

With the renovation taking place, how could you not spend a lot of money going into that season?
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Post#12 Re: Team Sale Update
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:55 pm by Grits n Gravy

glenn said that he would remain majority owner for several years still right and slowly little by little sell off into minority....don't care who it goes to so long as they keep the team in minny and don't mind spending big to contend.
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Post#13 Re: Team Sale Update
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:24 pm by LordBaldric

Yikes!
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Post#14 Re: Team Sale Update
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:36 pm by Mattya

Hate It.
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Post#15 Re: Team Sale Update
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:58 pm by teamwillow

I hope to god Taylor doesn't sell...the best part of watching the home games is seeing his wife. MMMMMMM
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Post#16 Re: Team Sale Update
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:37 pm by skullvelly

a friend of mine told me that he read the Hanson group from Seattle has also been in contact with Taylor has anyone heard anything about that?
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Post#17 Re: Team Sale Update
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:47 am by [RCG]

That wouldn't be good. They could use the Target Center renovations as a ploy to move the team to Seattle. /Conspiracy.
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Post#18 Re: Team Sale Update
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:57 am by skullvelly

I googled it and couldn't find anything on it so I thought i would see if someone else has, I could see the move in someways but i hope its just bs
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Post#19 Re: Team Sale Update
Thu Feb 7, 2013 1:15 am by Klomp

“@MarkRemme: Stern said been very involved in Glen Taylor's plan for an orderly succession of team ownership down the road.”


Very involved = Rigged Lottery?!?!
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Post#20 Re: Team Sale Update
Thu Feb 7, 2013 1:32 am by Mattya

Klomp wrote:
“@MarkRemme: Stern said been very involved in Glen Taylor's plan for an orderly succession of team ownership down the road.”


Very involved = Rigged Lottery?!?!


Finally he wants to help us. It has only been 20+ years, Stern.
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