Found April 26, 2013 on
David Kahn is out as president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Flip Saunders is coming in.
Three people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that team owner Glen Taylor has decided not to pick up the option for next season on Kahn's contract. Taylor is also putting the finishing touches on a deal to hire Saunders as Kahn's replacement. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.
Kahn spent four seasons leading the Timberwolves. He helped bring point guard Ricky Rubio and coach Rick Adelman to Minnesota, but his teams went 89-223 and missed the playoffs in all four of his seasons.
Saunders coached the Wolves from 1995-2005.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves are in dire need of some new management. General Manager David Kahn has made numerous personnel blunders during his four year tenure.
I didn’t realize they were this desperate though. Jeffery Tambor, also known as George Bluth from Arrested Development, tweeted this earlier today:
Have been asked to coach for theT Wolves. Honored.
— Jeffrey Tambor(...
After four years in Minnesota, David Kahn is on his way out the door according to Steve Aschburner of NBA.com’s Hang Time Blog.A four years that included Kahn drafting as many point guards as he could, writing multiple letters to Timberwolves fans, making Kurt Rambis write a letter to Timberwolves fans, and basically attempting to stalk Ricky Rubio into coming over from Spain.But...
With a report that the Minnesota Timberwolves will replace David Kahn with Flip Saunders, the former released a statement about his future with the franchise.
"First, I wake up every day knowing it's a privilege to have this job, and not a right,'' Kahn's statement read. "Speculation about our jobs is part of this business, especially when you strip the...
Flip Saunders is expected to replace David Kahn as the Minnesota Timberwolves’ head of basketball operations.
Saunders has been negotiating a deal that could run through the 2017-18 season, according to sources who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the hiring.
The hiring of Saunders would end David Kahn’s tenure as general manager of the Timberwolves...
Thanks to @DoubleDrivel for sending this fitting tribute.
Steve Aschburner reported first. I think.
Still awaiting formal confirmation. This could still all be some kind of sick joke. Who knows at this point. But all signs report to Kahn being ousted as Wolves GM (or, his contract not being renewed), with Flip Saunders signing a 3-year $5 million deal to take the reigns....
With speculation on his job status reaching a fever pitch, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn said Friday night that he has not met with owner Glen Taylor to discuss the team option on his contract for next season.
Kahn released a statement after NBA.com reported Taylor had decided to fire him and was negotiating with Flip Saunders to be the new...