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Timberwolves Kahn, Rambis finally have meetings

Jun 16, 2011, 5:31 PM EDT

Kurt Rambis AP

Two months after their season ended. In the middle of what should be the busiest two weeks a general manager has all season leading up to the NBA draft. Sure, now seems like a great time for the Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn and coach Kurt Rambis to finally sit down and have a face-to-face about last season and decide if it’s time to get a new coach.

But that is what is happening this week, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune in a tweet.

Kahn and Rambis finally meeting these next two days to discuss last season and future. Could an actual decision be forthcoming shortly?

Rambis’ job has been rumored to be in jeopardy (the team did have the worst record in the NBA last season), although reports are he’ll get to keep his job but must retool his staff. The question is why did this take so long? While other teams that needed a new coach went out and got their business taken care of Kahn and Rambis had not really spoken. Everyone has taken care of this basic stuff, save the Wolves. Rambis was frustrated. As he should be.

What Kahn has done in his two months off is nail down former first round pick Ricky Rubio, who Zgoda says will formally announce tomorrow he is coming to Minnesota for next season. There are holes in his game but Rubio is good, fast and 20 — he makes this team better.

Is Rambis the right coach for Rubio? It’s a valid question, but one the Wolves should have been asking and answering the week after the season ended, rather than wait to months and the days before the draft.

  1. sknut - Jun 16, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    If they are going to re tool the coaching staff, find some one to help these guys play defense and change the offense to play to their strengths especially with Rubio on board. They can improve and I would give Rambis one last year to see if he can turn it around.

  2. thetooloftools - Jun 16, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    This team is a grease fire.

  3. royalsfaninfargo - Jun 16, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Kahn is an idiot.

  4. dogsweat1 - Jun 16, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    San Jose or Kansas City T Wolves……..

  5. halfcourthero - Jun 17, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Or just contract this team… Other than Love who else on this team has any value. Kahn is an idiot who doesn’t know what he is doing… His record while he has been gm is proof of that… Rambis hasn’t been good either but the gm is responsible for the tools he has to work with

  6. silverbuffalo - Jun 18, 2011 at 4:09 AM

    Ricky Ricky Ricky! Bust!!!

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