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Kahn out as Wolves president

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Minnesota Timberwolves team president of basketball operations David Kahn is out after the team didn't renew his contract.

He's expected to be replaced with former Wolves coach Flip Saunders, team and league sources told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune on Thursday.

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor chose not to pick up an option on Kahn's contract.

"We want to thank David for all of his efforts the past four years with our basketball team," Taylor said in a statement. "These are always difficult decisions, but at this time, we believe it is in the best interest of our organization to make a change."

Kahn replaced Kevin McHale in May 2009. During that span, he drafted point guard Ricky Rubio and pursued Rick Adelman to be the team's head coach. He also secured a number of failed lottery picks Jonny Flynn (6th overall in 2009) and Wes Johnson (4th overall in 2010).

Saunders coached the Wolves for nearly 10 seasons, from 1995 to 2005, before being

fired midway through the 2004-05 season. He also coached the Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards.

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