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Kurt Rambis Finally Officially Fired As Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach

Kurt Rambis has officially been fired as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team announced in a press release Tuesday, after leaving the coach dangling for far too long.

Rambis wasn't exactly a bad coach while with the Timberwolves, despite what his 32-132 record at the helm of Minnesota might say, but he never really had the personnel to fit within the Triangle offense he wanted to run after seeing it work so well with the Los Angeles Lakers during his time under Phil Jackson.

Instead of firing his head coach right after the season, however, president of basketball operations David Kahn elected to keep him on for reasons that will hopefully discussed at an upcoming press conference -- otherwise there is no explanation.

"It is always hard to make these decisions. It is especially hard when it involves somebody of Kurt's reputation," Kahn said in the press release. "Even so, this is the right time for us to make a head coaching change now that we've identified our roster and its specific needs."

Kahn tried to ignore his head coach at pre-draft workoutsoffered to move him to the front office rather than pay the buyout money firing him would entail and even requested permission to interview assistant coaches around the league for the job Rambis still had never been released from before actually deciding to let the coach go on his way Tuesday morning.

There will be plenty of updates later today, but this is at least a quick note letting everyone know that it's finally official.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.