Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  7 responses

Kurt Rambis On His Way Out of Minnesota

It’s been evident for quite some time now that Kurt Rambis’ days with the T-Wolves are numbered — with a fractured relationship between the coach and GM David Kahn being one of the largest issues — and may soon be reaching their end. From Yahoo! Sports: “Kahn isn’t expected to announce the decision until after Thursday’s NBA draft, but he’s already begun collecting information on prospective replacements for Rambis, including University of Washington coach Lorenzo Romar, sources said. The Timberwolves have gathered background on Romar for several weeks, and are expected to make him a candidate to replace Rambis. Bernie Bickerstaff, an assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers, will be one of the primary focuses of the Wolves’ search, sources said. Bickerstaff’s son, J.B., had been an assistant on Rambis’ staff, and one scenario could have J.B. serving under his father as a coach-in-waiting. Bickerstaff has been the head coach of four teams, including the Charlotte Bobcats, Washington Wizards, Denver Nuggets and Seattle SuperSonics. His career record is 414-512. Kahn met with Rambis last week and believes he has reached an impasse with the coach. The relationship between Kahn and Rambis deteriorated over the course of the past season, to the point where there’s been little communication between them. Rambis has two years left on his original four-year contract. With the Timberwolves in the midst of a major rebuilding project, he went 32-132 as their coach, including a league-worst 17-65 this season.”

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  • http://www.egay.com eGirl

    better than SPO.. get him, PAT!!

  • James cutler

    Egirl, your an idiot.

  • Josh


  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    Sometimes, I think the team VP needs to hire a coach and GM as a package. Seems strange that Kahn keeps his job and Rambis gets fired. While I don’t feel Rambis got the most out of his talent, the roster Kahn provided was an odd collective.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max


  • LeBron de Con

    $4M with likely new job on better ran franchise. Not bad, Kurt, not bad.

  • ClydeSays

    Rambis trying to work the triangle with one of the youngest rosters in the League was never going to work. Kahn should have figured out that Kurt needed some decent vets to make that work.