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  1. Give David Kahn credit, he hit a home run this summer

    Sep 12, 2011, 8:42 PM EST

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    Kicking Timberwolves General Manager David Kahn has been a favorite past time of bloggers and NBA writers for years. With reason. There were moves like brining in Kurt Rambis as coach to run the triangle offense — an offense minimizes traditional point guard play — then instantly drafting Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn back-to-back at…

  2. Report: Timberwolves will talk to Adelman, Nelson

    Jul 14, 2011, 3:26 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Boston Celtics

    Minnesota is finally getting around to letting go of the coach who was 100 games below .500 in two seasons, and finding a new one. They are looking at some name veterans — Don Nelson and Rick Adelman — according to tweets from Marc Stein of ESPN. Sources say Wolves plan to talk to both…

  3. Tolliver says Wolves need to find defensive coach

    Jul 14, 2011, 9:12 AM EST

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    We — fans, media — always seem to focus on the offense. So the story about how Kurt Rambis didn’t work as a coach always seems to focus on the triangle offense. Which the Wolves ran in a different form than Phil Jackson’s Lakers teams, due to personnel. But that was not the problem according…

  4. Kevin Love speaks well of Rambis, talks new coach

    Jul 13, 2011, 10:02 AM EST

    Kevin Love

    Kevin Love and finally fired Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis did not have a great relationship. It was one of the reasons Rambis was let go (that and all the losing). But the way Rambis was fired, left to twist in the wind for three months after the season, was just an embarrassment. It was bad…

  5. Minnesota finally, officially fires Kurt Rambis

    Jul 12, 2011, 12:40 PM EST

    Kurt Rambis

    We’ve known for a month this was coming — maybe longer, when your team wins 17 games the coach’s seat is going to be hot. But David Kahn and the Timberwolves dragged this out in an embarrassing fashion. Now it is official, both the Associated Press and others such as Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo (who had…

  6. Timberwolves ask permission to interview Bickerstaff

    Jul 11, 2011, 7:45 PM EST

    Bickerstaff

    From The Oregonian’s Joel Freeman: The Minnesota Timberwolves have asked the Blazers for permission to interview asst coach Bernie Bickerstaff for their head coach position. The Timberwolves are about to fire head coach Kurt Rambis (if they can’t shame him into quitting so they don’t have to pay him the remaining $4 million on his…

  7. Report: Wolves may move Rambis to front office

    Jul 7, 2011, 8:50 AM EST

    Kurt Rambis

    This whole situation is just pathetic. The Minnesota Timberwolves have yet to officially fire Kurt Rambis. Make no mistake, he’s done. He will not be coaching the Timberwolves next year. That much is clear. But Rambis continues to be hung out to dry by the wolves. Officially he is still the coach. Nobody has fired…

  8. Report: Wolves targeted Coach K for coaching position until they remembered they’re the Wolves

    Jun 26, 2011, 8:48 AM EST

    Michigan v Duke

    It’s not like they’re going to have trouble getting a coach. Any head coaching position will draw interest, and will draw qualified candidates. There are only 30 NBA head coaching jobs, so most people if offered one will take it, no matter the circumstances. But the Minnesota Timberwolves are damaging their future ability to get qualified…

  9. Report: Timberwolves fire Kurt Rambis

    Jun 22, 2011, 9:06 PM EST

    Kurt Rambis

    According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Minnesota Timberwolves have decided to fire head coach Kurt Rambis, but will not make the official announcement until after tomorrow’s draft: Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn has decided to fire coach Kurt Rambis, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Kahn isn’t expected to announce the decision until after Thursday’s…

  10. Wolves’ Kahn gave Kurt Rambis summer homework

    Jun 17, 2011, 4:36 PM EST

    Timberwolves Kahn Basketball

    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…

  11. Timberwolves Kahn, Rambis finally have meetings

    Jun 16, 2011, 5:31 PM EST

    Kurt Rambis

    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…

  12. Report: Rambis to return to Wolves but must retool staff

    Jun 4, 2011, 3:00 PM EST

    Love_Rambis

    Kurt Rambis may have no idea what is going on with his job, but apparently other people do. He may be staying on board for another year. J. Michael Falgoust of the USA Today tweeted this Friday night. I’m told by a source that #Twolves will bring back #KurtRambis but force him to retool his…

  13. Rambis has no idea what is happening with Wolves either

    Jun 3, 2011, 4:41 PM EST

    Kurt Rambis

    Kurt Rambis is still the coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. That’s all he knows. Rambis finally broke his media silence following workouts for potential draftees at the Target Center — but that didn’t really clear anything up about who will coach the team next year. Because he’s only had “minor conversations” with sGM David Kahn…

  14. Ricky Rubio reaches deal to play for Minnesota. Finally.

    Jun 2, 2011, 3:37 AM EST

    Spain v USA

    Ricky Rubio is going to be the Minnesota Timberwolves point guard next season. Well, providing there is a next season. Multiple sources are now reporting that Rubio, the 20-year-old Spanish phenom point guard drafted by the Timberwolves two years ago, has reached a deal to play in the NBA. That means he and Minnesota will…

  15. Kurt Rambis is showing up to work until he gets fired

    May 24, 2011, 1:32 PM EST

    Kurt Rambis

    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…

  16. Timberwolves owner says team may keep No. 2 pick

    May 23, 2011, 2:23 PM EST

    Glen Taylor Timberwolves

    The scuttlebutt is that GM David Kahn and the Minnesota Timberwolves are shopping the No. 2 pick hard. Other teams say the Wolves are asking for the moon, but the pick is available. Kahn of course has said that no decision has been made, options are being explored. But Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor sounded more…

  17. Owners taking their time with coaches on hot seat

    Apr 15, 2011, 6:05 PM EST

    Kurt Rambis

    The coaching carousel has not started spinning yet. We keep expecting the music, we hear who is on the hot seat or likely gone, but nothing yet. Because owners are taking their time, reports Marc Spears at Yahoo. Take Kurt Rambis in Minnesota. (Please.) Everyone knows he’s expected to be let go, but so far…

  18. Wolves’ Kahn loves his roster, not sure why Rambis can’t win with it

    Apr 13, 2011, 2:26 PM EST

    Love_Rambis

    David Kahn puts the audacity of hope to the test unlike any other general manager. After two seasons at the helm — where Minnesota has won a combined 32 games — Kahn had this to say at a press conference Wednesday (via Canis Hoopus‘ twitter feed): We’re ahead of where we thought we’d be with…

  19. Kevin Love says nice things about staying in Minnesota

    Apr 5, 2011, 12:44 PM EST

    Kevin Love

    Kevin Love may or may not be happy with the way things are going in Minnesota. It doesn’t really matter right now. He has another year guaranteed on his deal plus a team option for the year after that. Even if he wanted out – and there is certainly interest around the league in his…

  20. Are the Timberwolves losing $20 million this season?

    Apr 4, 2011, 6:17 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Minnesota Timberwolves

    It wouldn’t be shocking to hear the Minnesota Timberwolves were one of the NBA teams losing money, even with a $54 million payroll that is 27th in the league. But $20 million? That’s what is suggested in Sid Hartman’s column in the Star Tribune (via Henry Abbott at TrueHoop). Hartman also says that Kurt Rambis…

  21. Rambis says Kevin Love could be out rest of season

    Mar 25, 2011, 9:08 AM EST

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    The groin injury that kept Kevin Love out Thursday night in Dallas may have him in street clothes the rest of the season. Minnesota coach Kurt Rambis told the Associated Press before the Wolves game it is possible Love is done for the year, though not likely. “There is an outside chance, I don’t know…

  22. Timberwolves players say blame them, not Kurt Rambis

    Mar 23, 2011, 11:46 AM EST

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    Any time a team racks up as few wins as the Timberwolves have the last couple years, the coach is in trouble. Any time a bad team seems to get worse — the Wolves are 4-11 since the All-Star Game — the coach is in trouble. We’re looking at you, Kurt Rambis. Sure, we should…

  23. Timberwolves push back — say Rambis is safe and Rubio is coming

    Mar 16, 2011, 10:18 AM EST

    Love_Rambis

    We’ve passed along two recent reports about the Minnesota Timberwolves, neither of them particularly good for the franchise: One that coach Kurt Rambis may be let go at the end of the season, the other that Ricky Rubio seems to be leaning toward staying in Europe another season. Wolves management is pushing back on those…

  24. Frivolous lawsuit file: referee sues Wolves beat writer over tweet

    Mar 15, 2011, 5:33 PM EST

    Scott Skiles, Bill Spooner

    UPDATE  5:33 pm: The NBA has addressed the issue, through the comments of spokesman Tim Frank (via SB Nation): “We investigated the content of the tweet when it appeared, found it to be without substance, and informed Mr. Spooner that we considered the matter closed. We subsequently advised Mr. Spooner’s lawyer that we did not…

  25. Report: Kurt Rambis done in Minnesota after season, team denies

    Mar 14, 2011, 9:53 AM EST

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    UPDATE March 14, 9:53 am: As should be expected and is basically standard operating procedure in these cases, Minnesota officials denied everything about the report, according to the Pioneer Press. GM David Kahn particularly smacked down the idea that Kelvin Sampson was a planned replacement. Kurt Rambis was much more direct. “I don’t comment on…

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