In a bit of drama that has been going on since the end of the regular season, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Minnesota Timberwolves have, finally, decided to part ways with head coach Kurt Rambis on the eve of the 2011 NBA Draft.
Rambis, who could very well go down as the worst head coach in Timberwolves history, compiled a record of just 32-132 on the Minnesota bench, going 17-65 this season to give Minnesota the worst record in the NBA.
Wojnarowski is reporting that Kahn and Rambis reached an impasse, and that their relationship deteriorated throughout the season. There was also this little tidbit in the report, which I would find a bit strange if it came from anybody in the NBA that was not David Kahn.
Kahn told reporters he’d made the unusual request of asking Rambis to file a written report to him on changes Rambis would make if he returned as coach. He also said Rambis won’t attend the Timberwolves’ draft on Thursday night.
The report also states that the Timberwolves have already started doing background checks on head coaching candidates, including current Washington State University head coach Lorenzo Romar.
Kahn is not expected to announce this decision until after the draft, but the report is that the decision has, indeed, already been made.