The Wilf family owns the Vikings but could have a bigger chunk of Minnesota sports soon.
It doesn’t feel like very long ago since the Wilf family made the decision to invest in an NFL franchise and purchase the Minnesota Vikings. Since that purchase, the franchise has undergone a massive transformation which has resulted in a massive increase in value.
The Timberwolves are now reportedly in a similar position the Vikings saw themselves in, NBC Sports reported Tuesday that the NBA franchise would likely be put up for sale after owner Glen Taylor retained a group in an effort to sell the team he owned since 1995 on the condition that it stays in Minnesota.
In only a short period of time, several groups have emerged with interest in purchasing the Timberwolves, a franchise Forbes valued at $1.375 billion before the COVID-19 outbreak. One of those groups involves NBA legend Kevin Garnett, but another group is reported to be showing interest as well.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting on Twitter that the Wilf family, the current owners of the Minnesota Vikings, are among the top candidates to purchase the struggling NBA team. Here is the tweet from his account:
With a background in real estate as well as the experience of owning the Minnesota Vikings, the idea of the Wilf family taking over the Timberwolves is an interesting one. While it would be great to see the owners of the Vikings continue to invest in the state and the city, having some great suitors available to bid on the basketball team should ensure that the franchise lands in capable hands.
Considering everything is moving very quickly regarding the situation involving the Minnesota Timberwolves, this will be a very interesting situation to watch unfold. Of course, fans can rest assured that the team will stay in Minnesota no matter what, but having the Vikings ownership at the helm of an NBA team sounds like a match made in heaven.