Minnesota Timberwolves: Kurt Rambis' status in limbo

Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach Kurt Rambis talks to players during the third quarter of the game against the Golden State Warriors at the Target Center in Minneapolis on February 27, 2011. Full Story
Elvis

San Francisco, CA

#1 Apr 13, 2011
Kahn is right, the team doesn't need an overhaul. It needs to be completely scrapped and replaced.
St Paulie

Hartford, CT

#2 Apr 13, 2011
We've got some offensive talent on the team but nearly no defensive talent.
c-man

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Apr 13, 2011
Just one of those franchises that never, ever seems to succeed, no matter what they do. Like Kansas City in Baseball.
Mark

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Apr 13, 2011
c-man wrote:
Just one of those franchises that never, ever seems to succeed, no matter what they do. Like Kansas City in Baseball.
Actually, the Royals from their establishment in 1969 all the way up to the 94 strike were one of the most successful teams in the American League.

From 1975-1985 or so, Kansas City as among the elite teams in baseball, appearing in the postseason 7 out of 10 years, making two World Series appearances and winning it once.

The Kansas City Royals don't deserve to be compared to the Timberwolves.
SeaShark

Eden Prairie, MN

#5 Apr 13, 2011
The MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES, aka TAYLOR'S FOLLY, is a permanently failed comatose "major league professional" sports franchise that cannot be resuscitated. Dina Lohan could probably manage the team more astutely and productively than owner Glen Taylor and his succession of Peter Principle general managers and head coaches (Bill Musselman excepted). Kurt Rambis' triangle offense is just wrong for the Wolves' players, and his vacant courtside demeanor makes him appear clueless and disinterested. The city of Minneapolis' desire to invest $100 million in Target Center primarily for the Wolves' benefit is as stupid and wasteful as Columbia Pictures deciding to invest $100 million in a Bogie-Bacall biopic starring Adam Sandler and Kathy Griffen. The Wolves should be instructed to continue their death spiral in St. Paul at the X, with Target Center imploded and replaced by a retail/food combination patterned after LA's Bevery Center and Boston's Faneuil Hall Market.
c-man

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Apr 13, 2011
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, the Royals from their establishment in 1969 all the way up to the 94 strike were one of the most successful teams in the American League.
From 1975-1985 or so, Kansas City as among the elite teams in baseball, appearing in the postseason 7 out of 10 years, making two World Series appearances and winning it once.
The Kansas City Royals don't deserve to be compared to the Timberwolves.
Alright, alright, bad example. How about Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Pirates (last 15 years) Sacramento Kings........anyone ??
adamh2o

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Apr 13, 2011
"In fact, they will at least tie for the NBA's worst record this season."

And they'll still somehow wind up with the #4 pick in the draft; the absolute worst pick the last place team can get. Although maybe they could get #5 if they tie for last...
Tom

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Apr 13, 2011
bye Kurt
The real just another day

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Apr 13, 2011
Minnesota: where coaches' careers go to die... and you wonder why it's...

Just another day in loserville....
TFAN

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Apr 13, 2011
Kahn's Mistakes
1. Picking Flynn with the number 6 pick. I don't thinking picking Flynn was necessarily wrong, but I do think Kahn was in the perfect position to get something extra from Golden State and or NY for Curry at 6 and we probably could have gotten Flynn at 7 or 8.

2. Signing Ridnour last year, I don't think him getting all the minutes he did this year helped the team. For a veteran he did show it. The team did the best when Telfair was starting. There was a better chemistry between him and Beasely. I would rather have Telfair, Flynn and Ellington getting the minutes at PG.

3. You say there was a drop in play after the all star break, hmm when did Brewer get traded? Maybe it because you traded away the heart and soul of the team. And why did they start playing bad around the trade deadline? Maybe cause they didn't know about their futures?

4. Why trading Brewer sent a bad message. Basically Kahn said if you hustle and play defense and team ball and are willing to take a contract extension at a lower price to stay on the team, this team has no room for you. What is the teams problem? Defense and team ball?

5. I'm not against getting Randolph in the trade by why not trade Telfair and Kofus if you are not going to use them. We don't need another 2nd round pick we need veterans. Or better yet add in Ridnour and try to get Billups.
Love It

Eau Claire, WI

#11 Apr 13, 2011
If Rambis is fired, I'll never watch a game again. Any idiot knows that if you have a revolving door of players and coaches, and a bumbling idiot above them, you can't win.

Fire him and watch them be even worse next year. Khan is a tool sack.
Time 4 a new coach

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Apr 14, 2011
Not only does Rambis need to be replaced, the Wolves need a better bench, veteran leadership, and at least two defensive stoppers. The offense is there. From the first time they collasped with the 26 point lead against the Spurs, I thought this team had something but need to play better defense. But some of that falls on Rambis too cause even with big leads like that he still wanted them to run instead slowing the game down and work at keeping the lead. Tom Thibodeau has his teams focus on defense and the offense flows from that type of play. Not saying there's a coach available like him, but they could use one who's focus in more defense.

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