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If Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor hopes to find a successor who will pay an attractive price for the team, that buyer will want to see a squad with a solid record now and strong potential going forward.
According to TwinCities.com, Taylor, 71, disclosed in July that he has in mind an out-of-state prospect interested in buying a stake in the Minnesota team and eventually succeeding Taylor as sole owner.
As of Sept. 18, though, Taylor stated that he has expanded the number of prospective buyers.
"At first I opened it up to just one person and said I would 'hold it for you for a while,' but when we didn't get a deal done, I told that person there are other people who had made inquiries and that I'm going to talk to them, and that's what I'm doing now," Taylor said.
Taylor may not have many people to talk to if the Wolves don't make serious strides during the 2012-13 season.