David Kahn could shed light on Timberwolves' strategy for next season

Full story: TwinCities.com

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and president David Kahn will have the final say in decisions they hope will translate into a winning product next season, and neither is talking right now.
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Brew Crew

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#21
Apr 13, 2011
 
Why are other teams always plucking up guys like Gortat while the Wolves never make a good pick-up? They spent tons of money on Darko and Gortat would kill him. I'm sick of having this franchise led by incompetent GM's, it's PATHETIC. Glen Taylor needs to hire a guy that knows how to hire good GM's because clearly he is a FAILURE at it.

I'm a huge basketball fan and went to about 15 games this year, but this team is beyond pathetic. They look like an AAU team out there. And our 'veterans'??? Ridnour and Webster make more dumb mistakes out there than anyone not named Flynn, Beasley, or Pekovic. If I have to watch a no-talent loser like Pekovic again in a TWolves jersey, I'm going to try out for the NBA myself.
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#22
Apr 13, 2011
 
Let rambis be !!! david kahn need's to add better players and stop wasteing draft picks on Bum's !!!

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

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#23
Apr 13, 2011
 
fracas wrote:
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Forgive me, but your comment is so stupid. Yes, a loss on the basketball franchise can be used to offset gains from other businesses. But, he is better off financially if he makes money on ALL of his businesses. For example, if he makes 50 million on his printing business and loses 3 million on the wolves he ends up paying tax on 47 million. Let's just say that it is taxed at 35 percent. That leaves him with 30.55 million after tax profit. Now lets say he makes the same 50 million in printing and MAKES 3 million profit on the wolves. That adds up to 53 million. Taxed at the same 35 percent leaves him with 34.45 million after tax profit. How could anyone ever think that 30.55 ends up being better than 34.45 is beyond me, and nobody who had even half a clue could think that.
Which proves that you have no clue what you are talking about. Sorry, but I am calling "B--- S---" on you.
So Mr. Know It All, maybe you explain why a man whose business acumen has made every thing he has invested or bought into been so successful and yet his personnel management choices to operate his basketball business have been at best woefully inadequate.. Plus his operating decisions such as the Smith fiasco has been a long term residual detriment to the team. I have read several stories about Taylor and is genuinely a nice guy, but he also was quoted as saying he very competitive. Well for guy who claims he so competitive his team that he owns is anything but that. Plus your pulling numbers out of thin air. His businesses are all privately held so neither you or I have any idea of what his true net worth is, even Forbes probably was taking an educated guess.
So explain then why his running of the Wolves runs opposite of his other operations.
You disparaged my opinion, so now its your turn. Fish or cut bait!
Jeremiah

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#24
Apr 13, 2011
 
Has it occurred to anyone that the NBA lottery might be controlled from the commissioner's office? They say Stern has a long memory, and he was personally offended by the Joe Smith fiasco. I would not put it past Laker-fan Stern to manipulate the lottery to reward his friends and punish those he does not like. Has anyone ever checked on the legitimacy of the lottery?
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Apr 13, 2011
 
Da Crusher_RIP wrote:
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So Mr. Know It All, maybe you explain why a man whose business acumen has made every thing he has invested or bought into been so successful and yet his personnel management choices to operate his basketball business have been at best woefully inadequate.. Plus his operating decisions such as the Smith fiasco has been a long term residual detriment to the team. I have read several stories about Taylor and is genuinely a nice guy, but he also was quoted as saying he very competitive. Well for guy who claims he so competitive his team that he owns is anything but that. Plus your pulling numbers out of thin air. His businesses are all privately held so neither you or I have any idea of what his true net worth is, even Forbes probably was taking an educated guess.
So explain then why his running of the Wolves runs opposite of his other operations.
You disparaged my opinion, so now its your turn. Fish or cut bait!
OK, I'll fish! I am not defending Taylor. This franchise has done nothing over it's history except for a couple of good years during KG's prime. Taylor has made one bad decision after another, probably including having his son-in-law in the team offices. He has made poor GM decisions, and allowed those poor GM's to make poor coaching decisions. All those things are true, on that we can agree.

What I take exception to is your comment that he is doing this for a "tax loss", which is a ludicrous comment. You can't lose your way to a bigger profit, and I don't need an accountant to tell me that.

Taylor has no knowledge of basketball and has made poor decisions, illegal decisions, and probably cheap decisions, but I can assure you that he has not made decisions based on losing as much money as possible in order to save money on taxes. It is mathematically impossible.
Mike

Saint Paul, MN

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#26
Apr 13, 2011
 
Worst record in the league! 4th pick!

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