A quarter-century ago, the Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Kevin Garnett as their fifth overall pick and now the NBA Hall of Famer wants to repay the favor.

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The current owner of the Timberwolves, Glen Taylor, revealed that he was seeking to sell the franchise and sought out the assistance of the global merchant bank, The Raine Group, to facilitate the sale.

“I was recently approached by The Raine Group to discuss the future of our franchise,” Taylor wrote in a statement. “From the time I bought the team in 1994, I have always wanted what’s best for our fans and will entertain opportunities on the evolution of the Timberwolves and Lynx ownership structure.”


Garnett took to IG to express his definite interest in purchasing the team, stating, “I’m part of one of the groups trying.” The former power forward went more into detail on Twitter, saying, “My passion for the Minnesota Timberwolves to be a championship team is well known but I have a deeper affection for the city of Minneapolis. I once again want to see Minneapolis as the diverse and loving community that I know it is.”