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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Timberwolves owner expecting team to take step forward next season

The Minnesota Timberwolves were expected to take a big step forward this season under new basketball czar Tom Thibodeau, but they won just two more games than they did in 2015-16 and struggled to improve defensively.

After that heavy investment, owner Glen Taylor is expecting much more next season.

“I’m of a belief that if they say that’s one of the factors, of course I’m going to say that my expectations are pretty high for next year because we have the same coach and he’s coming back,” Taylor told The Associated Press Friday, via ProBasketballTalk. “If you really believe that’s (the problem), then we’ve solved our problem. I don’t know if it’s going to be that easy. I wish it was that easy.

“I think every person in our organization has to ask what can we do different to change what has happened here over the last 13 years. That’s from top to bottom, there has to be a determination and a will to change it.”

The Timberwolves still haven’t made the playoffs since 2004, when Kevin Garnett was anchoring the franchise. They clearly thought about making some significant changes during the season, and those changes may come now that the offseason is upon them.

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