MINNEAPOLIS Just a week after his team signed fourth-year forward Kevin Love to a three-year contract extension worth more than 60 million, Timberwolves' president of basketball operations David Kahn finds himself very much in the middle of a franchise turnaround. Signing Love was just one piece of a larger puzzle Kahn and the rest of the Timberwolves' decision makers are trying to put together, but it was an integral step in Kahn's vision for the franchise.
Wednesday night's 109-99 loss may have been somewhat of a flashback to last season, but Kahn knows the system he's trying to create will take time to coalesce. For now, patience and flexibility are the keys to his approach and outlook.
"We're in a really tough conference, much tougher than the other conference, so I didn't know what our win-loss record would be," Kahn said. "I just thought it would be a fun year and that we would improve, that we would show maybe even some dramatic signs of improvement."
So for now, improvem...