LAS VEGAS ( Associated Press) — Alex Rodriguez was near his seat on the court, oblivious to a few fans who were snapping a quick photo of the baseball player as they passed him.
He was watching the Minnesota Timberwolves warm up.
Rodriguez, currently a member of the Timberwolves owners group with plans to take majority control of the team along with partner Marc Lore starting next year, said Wednesday that he is enjoying his transition from baseball to basketball and from player to manager. . and you noticed that you are still learning.
“I mean, my approach is from a different perspective, being in baseball for almost a quarter of a century and now it’s interesting to take my experience in the major leagues, from the broadcasts, and now being here as an owner,” Rodriguez said. in an interview with the Associated Press, before watching the Minnesota Summer League game in Las Vegas against Milwaukee. “It’s been great. The NBA welcomed me with open arms.”
And the Wolves haven’t been idly by since Rodriguez and Lore began the ownership process.
Minnesota has been one of the biggest stories in the league this offseason, first bringing Denver Nuggets head coach Tim Connelly into the presidency of the Timberwolves. Then came the trade, acquiring Rudy Gobert of Utah for a bevy of players and draft picks, a move that perhaps created a top-tier lineup in the league by attaching Gobert to play alongside Karl-Anthony Towns.
“It’s all about the fans in Minnesota. I think they deserve a winning team,” Rodríguez said. “They deserve consistency, continuity.”
Taylor agreed to sell the Timberwolves for $1.5 billion to Lore and Rodriguez. Lore became Walmart’s head of e-commerce in 2016 when the retailer bought his startup Jet.com in a bid to boost online business.