MLB Giants Payroll To Top $200M For First Time Mitt Romney In Talks With Yankees For Small Stake Redskins Still Silent On Cooley's Comments Sounders Approved To Add Star On Replica Jerseys Montgomery Biscuits Being Sold To Lou DiBella's Group Canucks Owners Interested In CFL B.C. Lions Lakers Adjusting To Life Under Magic Regime 49ers' Paraag Marathe Opens Up About Role Cubs Using "That's Cub" As '17 Marketing Slogan Red Sox To Implement New Personnel Database
T'WOLVES STILL SEARCHING FOR $2 MILLION COMMUNITY DONATION
Published November 11, 1994
In Minneapolis, Patrick Reusse writes, with thousands of empty seats at the Timberwolves' second home game and Commissioner David Stern in attendance, owner-to-be Glen Taylor "probably was in need of high-level reassurance to continue forward in his role as Minnesota's basketball savior." Taylor's purchase of the team is not official, still awaiting money from the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission ($56M) and the Minneapolis business community ($2M) to outgoing owners Marv Wolfenson and Harvey Ratner for the Target Center. Reusse: "There has seemed to be some difficulty putting the arm on the downtown crowd for that $2 million," adding that Stern may have been at the game to remind business leaders of their pledge. Stern: "Don't talk to me about it not getting done. Talk to the business community. Nobody told me it's not going to get done" (Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 11/10).