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Kurt Rambis is showing up to work until he gets fired

May 24, 2011, 1:32 PM EDT

Kurt Rambis AP

Good on Kurt Rambis.

It has largely been rumored the he was going to be let go by the Minnesota Timberwolves after this season, but so far no word. Team owner Glen Taylor said as an aside the other day that he didn’t know what was going to happen with Rambis and that the decision is GM David Kahn’s.

Kahn is not playing his hand because… well, he’s David Kahn.

So rather than sit around and do nothing, Rambis showed up to the team’s draft prospect workout on Monday.

Awkward, reports the Associated Press.

He sat several feet away from Minnesota president David Kahn, a scene that wouldn’t have been quite so awkward if Rambis knew whether he was returning for a third season as Timberwolves coach…. The president and the coach who just two years ago were billed as the tandem that was going to turn around one of the league’s most woebegone franchises did not speak to each other during the 15 minutes the workout was opened to the media, but it was not clear if the two met or spoke at any other point in the session.

Again, good for Rambis. Put the pressure on Kahn to do something. If he wants to make a change it’s unclear what he’s waiting for (even the assistant coaches with the teams that are left are granting interviews). Otherwise, show up and put in some input on who is going to be on your team next season.

  1. whatagreatfootballmind - May 24, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Just fire him already. 17 wins last year, enough said. The same guy who benched the best player (Love) during the home opener in a close game? The same coach who thinks he can run a triangle offene without a Kobe. This coach should be coaching in the WNBA, not NBA.

    Again, more media jealously that Kahn (former writer) is actually a GM and the writers are not. Get over yourselves.

  2. king7key - May 24, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Only if he took that approach at beginning of season. He wouldn’t be in this situation.

    • king7key - May 24, 2011 at 2:25 PM

      Showed up for work.

  3. sknut - May 24, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    I know Taylor doesn’t want to pay two coaches, but he put himself in this situation by hiring Kahn and waiting until after the draft to hire a coach so nothing is out of the possibility with these guys.

  4. Justin - May 24, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    That can’t imagine that being anything less than an extremely awkward situation. Kahn “Hey Kurt you excited for next season….. whoooops I mean….”

    (MN only Sports news

  5. jlcarbone - May 24, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    keep rambis, kahn needs to provide players for him to work with. you can’t execute a gameplan with only 2-3 players. youth really showed in the second half all season they couldn’t hold a lead. I like where rambis has these fellas currently

    • Justin - May 24, 2011 at 5:39 PM

      I agree. It is not like we are gonna get a big name coach. To get a big name coach we need some big name talent. I watched a lot of T-wolves games and saw us leading in many only to have the bench blow the lead or our inexperience.

  6. supermattbjorke - May 24, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    I hope we continue have rambis, it’s not easy to coach a team that had no bench, no direction and can’t play any defense. We need to grow with youth and veterans guiding the young talents to what they can and should be. K-Love is ready to take it to another level. Beasley showed great glimpses last year untill he hurt that again and struggled every since. We really need that point guard to decide what tempo we want to run. Rambis is doing the best he can.

  7. mystereo - May 25, 2011 at 12:01 AM


  8. whatagreatfootballmind - May 25, 2011 at 1:01 AM

    ummmm ever heard of Flip Saunders? you know, the coach that last coached this team into the playoffs.

    Dwayne Casey who was a decent coach and was unceremonouly dismissed after a 20-20 start?

    • Justin - May 25, 2011 at 10:39 AM

      Don’t even get me started on some of the boneheaded decision McHale made.

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