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Wolves’ Kahn gave Kurt Rambis summer homework

Jun 17, 2011, 4:36 PM EDT

Timberwolves Kahn Basketball AP

Finally after two months of not meeting, not talking seriously about the future, General Manager David Kahn and coach Kurt Rambis finally sat down to talk about where the Minnesota Timberwolves are headed.

What took so long? Apparently Kahn had assigned Rambis homework — he wanted a written report from Rambis about changes needed. And said report was the primary topic of discussion, according to the Associated Press.

Minnesota Timberwolves President David Kahn says he asked Kurt Rambis to write a report about the changes he would make as coach if he comes back for a third season as head coach.

Kahn says he met with Rambis for four hours on Thursday night and planned to meet with him again Friday to discuss the report that Rambis turned in last week.

Kahn wouldn’t say what the timetable is for a decision on Rambis’ future.

Is this really all that hard? You needed to wait two months and discuss a written report? (“I want it to be at least 10 pages, double spaced, done with appropriate footnotes, and don’t try to use a big font just so you can write less.”) Sit down face-to-face, talk and see if you are on the same page still, make a decision. Do it within a couple weeks of the season ending. It’s big decision, but it’s not rocket science.

That said, Kahn needs to make sure whatever choice he makes works. He needs to make sure Ricky Rubio works. Because the bill on all his gambles is coming due.

  1. Justin - Jun 17, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    All these antics are a bit silly. With that said, I would think that every good coach looks at the season as a whole and looks for what went right, what went wrong, and what changes to make. Look at the firestorm in the media toward Spoestra and the attacks he took even though he took his team to the finals.

  2. sknut - Jun 17, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Did Rambis use Comic Sans or does Gilbert have a monopoly on that font?

  3. zblott - Jun 17, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    If item #1 on that report wasn’t to get Kahn fired, it needs to be revised.

  4. randysavage4ever - Jun 17, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    Is this serious?

  5. lonedog54 - Jun 17, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    No coach in his right mind would want to work for this guy, no FA that wants to win will go to Timberwolves. A national joke.

  6. royalsfaninfargo - Jun 17, 2011 at 10:31 PM

    Now outside of an idiot Kahn thinks hes a school teacher? How does this guy still have a job?

  7. iplaybingowitholdpeopleandwin - Jun 18, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    I would say something….but Khan’s already made a buffoon of himself by making Showtime’s Enforcer write a paper in order to have a chance at keeping his job. that’s pretty humbling…especially when your GM doesn’t provide you with enough of the right pieces.

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