When the 2012-13 season opened, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor thought his team would be good enough to contend for a spot in the Western Conference playoffs.

That was before prolonged injuries to Kevin Love, Brandon Roy and Chase Budinger changed expectations and contributed to the Wolves missing the playoffs for the ninth straight year.

Taylor, who has owned the Wolves since 1994, heads into yet another challenging offseason thinking about what might have been and what lies ahead for his team.

During a recent interview with the Pioneer Press, Taylor identified the uncertain status of coach Rick Adelman as his No. 1 offseason concern, followed by his determination to re-sign center Nikola Pekovic, who becomes a restricted free agent July 1.

Taylor spoke on a variety of topics as the Wolves' season draws to a close, including an update on his attempts to sell the franchise and calling the free-agent signing of Roy, a three-time all-star with a history of knee problems, a "bad risk on our part."