Glen Taylor was asked to assess how Tom Thibodeau has handled the Jimmy Butler situation. Thibodeau is entering his third year with the Wolves.
“Well, I’m OK with it,” Taylor said. “Initially, when Butler told [Thibodeau] he wanted to leave, you know Tom did everything he could to try to keep Jimmy here and I understand that. They have a close relationship.
“Thibs brought him here so that he would stay here. But eventually I think that in listening to Jimmy, Thibs and I are lined up on this. We need to be looking at a trade.”
Taylor was asked if Thibodeau is coaching for his job.
“No, no, the only thing now is that we are starting to play games and I am asking him to concentrate on coaching,” Taylor said. “GM Scott Layden will help to see if any trades are available.”
Taylor was also asked whether he's still happy he hired Thibodeau in 2016.
“Yes, yes, he is a good coach and I have faith in him,” he said.