After four years in Minnesota, David Kahn is on his way out the door according to Steve Aschburner of NBA.com’s Hang Time Blog.
A four years that included Kahn drafting as many point guards as he could, writing multiple letters to Timberwolves fans, making Kurt Rambis write a letter to Timberwolves fans, and basically attempting to stalk Ricky Rubio into coming over from Spain.
But despite all those great moments in the tenure of David Kahn, Aschburner reports that former Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders is waiting in the wings to take Kahn’s job.
Former NBA head coach Flip Saunders is expected to return to the Minnesota Timberwolves as the team’s next president of basketball operations, NBA.com has learned.
Saunders, 58, has been negotiating a contract that, with option years, could run through the 2017-18 season and could be worth more than $9 million over the full five years, according to league sources who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the hiring.
The move, which could become official as soon as next week, would end David Kahn‘s controversial tenure after four seasons and an 89-223 record during which the Timberwolves’ failure to reach the playoffs stretched to nine consecutive seasons. Kahn’s contract includes a team option for 2013-14 that will not be exercised.
Farewell David Kahn. You shall be missed by everyone that’s not a Timberwolves fan.