David Kahn could be out, and Flip Saunders reportedly is in (Getty Images)
David Kahn, to put it very mildly, has had more downs than ups in his time running the Minnesota Timberwolves. Since taking over the team in 2009, the ex-NBA journalist and former NBC Sports teaboy has presided over four losing seasons, while working with a roster whose two best players (Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic; apologies to Ricky Rubio fans, but Ricky’s not there yet) were drafted by the previous regime.
According to NBA.com’s Steve Aschburner, a former longtime Timberwolves beat writer, Kahn himself is soon to be “the previous regime.” Flip Saunders, the longtime Timberwolves coach and second-hand man to personnel chief Kevin McHale, could be set to take over the Wolves. Here’s the report:
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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.