Kevin Love Won’t Apologize for Critical Comments, Says He Wants to Retire as a Timberwolf

by December 12, 2012

Minnesota Timberwolves superstar forward Kevin Love raised eyebrows yesterday around the NBA, following the publication of a story in which he openly ripped his bosses. Today, the media asked Love to expand on his comments. Kevin spoke to the press after meeting with Timberwolves GM David Kahn and head coach Rick Adelman. He did not back down from his comments, and only regretted that he went public with his frustrations. The Pioneer Press has the quotes: “I thought the story was going to be more positive,’ Kevin Love said. ‘I said a lot more positive things about the team.’ Timberwolves all-star forward Kevin Love said. He has spoken to David Kahn about his comments that were critical of the Wolves’ president of basketball operation and owner Glen Taylor, and that Kahn ‘wasn’t happy about it.’ […] Love didn’t retract his comments but regretted the story becoming a ‘negative article.’ … ‘I know what I said,’ Love said. ‘The only thing I’m sorry about is that I did it in public. If there’s a learning experience from that, it’s to not do that again.’ […] When asked Wednesday if he still wanted to be a cornerstone of the Wolves franchise, Love said, ‘Absolutely. I want to be here for five years. I want to end my career as a Timberwolf” … ‘I mentioned in the summer that I’m very happy with the acquisitions we made,’ Love said. ‘As far as the state of the team, we’re fine. I’m not going to fall back on what I said, but this is the closest-knit team I’ve been on. The coaching staff has been great. We have a chance to make something very special this year. I’m definitely happy.'”