Found May 02, 2013 on Rumors and Rants:
On Thursday night, Flip Saunders confirmed that he has signed a long-term contract to become the president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Saunders will also hold a minority ownership stake in the team. Saunders spent 10 seasons as the head coach of the Timberwolves from 1995-2004. He led Minnesota to eight-straight playoff appearances and a trip to the Western Conference finals in 2003. He later coached the Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards for three seasons each. The Wizards fired Saunders 17 games into the 2011-12 season. Since then he has been an NBA analyst for ESPN. The 58-year-old Saunders claims he turned down the chance to be the head coach at his alma mater, the University of Minnesota, this spring. Clearly he has had enough of coaching, at least for the time being. With Saunders coming in, that spells the end of the David Kahn era for the Timberwolves. Kahn’s contract had a team option for the 2013-14 season, but Minnesota has confirmed that...

Saunders optimistic but realistic about the job ahead

MINNEAPOLIS For a decade, Flip Saunders called Target Center home. He led the Minnesota Timberwolves to eight straight playoff appearances and helped the franchise reach the Western Conference finals for the first time. Back in that same building where he once had much success as a head coach, Saunders was introduced Friday as Minnesota's president of basketball operations as...

Report: Timberwolves to replace Kahn with Saunders

MINNEAPOLIS It turns out the reason Flip Saunders reportedly turned down a coaching job at his alma mater may have been that had his sights set on bigger things. The Associated Press is reporting that Saunders will be named the Minnesota Timberwolves' next president of basketball operations but that the deal is not yet signed. He would replace former president David Kahn, whose...

Wolves' Saunders, Adelman expect to work as a team

MINNEAPOLIS Flip Saunders said it himself: Coaches always coach. Now that Saunders has replaced David Kahn as the Minnesota Timberwolves' president of basketball operations, can the 16-year NBA coach put away his clipboard and successfully transition to a front office job? As recently as last month, Saunders was interviewed to become the next head coach at his alma mater,...

Flip Saunders returning to Timberwolves

Welcome back, Flip. The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Flip Saunders as the team's new president of basketball operations on Friday, bringing him back eight years after he was fired as the head coach. Saunders replaces David Kahn, who was fired on Thursday after four seasons on the job, and he will have a minority stake in the franchise. Bringing Saunders back into the fold marks...

Big Names: TSN “SportsCentre” Anchors May Head to FS1 (Also: Flip Saunders, Charissa Thompson)

A pair of TSN “SportsCentre” anchors are heading to the U.S., and all indications are that they will join Fox Sports. In other news, ESPN NBA analyst Flip Saunders is headed back to the league, [...]

Timberwolves Name Flip Saunders President of Basketball Operations and Minority Owner

  A few months ago we reported that the Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor was leaning towards replacing president of basketball of operations David Kahn with former coach coach Flip Saunders, well that day has come. According to, after firing Kahn, the Timberwolves installed Flip Saunders as the president of basketball operations with the added responsibility of...

Report: Timberwolves Replace GM David Kahn With Flip Saunders

The Timberwolves have reportedly fired general manager, David Kahn. In four seasons as the GM, Kahn’s teams had a losing record of 89-223 and failed to make the playoffs in every season. He will be replaced with former Timberwolves coach (1995-2005), Flip Saunders. According to Associated Press: David Kahn is out as president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves...

Sources: T-Wolves Replace Kahn With Saunders

David Kahn is out as Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations. Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor opted not to pick up the option for next season on Kahn's contract. ''We want to thank David for all of his efforts the past four years with our basketball team,'' Taylor said in a statement issued by the team. ''These are always difficult decisions...

Flip Saunders Expects Rick Adelman To Return

Flip Saunders, the Minnesota Timberwolves' new president for basketball operations, has maintained contact with Rick Adelman and believes the coach will return for a third year next season. “I don’t think there are many organizations that can say they have two people associated that have combined for 1,600 wins,” Saunders said. “I know what he’s going through as a...

Report: David Kahn out as president of basketball operations for Minnesota Timberwolves

Tweet The Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t had a great deal of success and have made some questionable moves as an organization over the past few years. Many of those issues have been caused by David Kahn, the team’s president of basketball operations. Timberwolves fans are rejoicing today, though, as reports from earlier in the week have [...]

Report: The Minnesota Timberwolves to replace David Kahn with former head coach Flip Saunders.

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