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Wolves’ Kahn gave Kurt Rambis summer homework

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Minesota Timberwolves president David Kahn speaks at a news conference in Minneapolis, Wednesday April 13, 2011. Kahn says owner Glen Taylor has assured him he will return next season. But Kahn declined to discuss the job status of coach Kurt Rambis on the day the Timberwolves wrapped up another disastrous season. Kahn spoke to the media hours before the Wolves were scheduled to host the Houston Rockets in the season finale. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Richard Sennott) **SOFT OUT MINNEAPOLIS-AREA TV NOT TV, MAGS OUT. **


Finally after two months of not meeting, not talking seriously about the future, General Manager David Kahn and coach Kurt Rambis finally sat down to talk about where the Minnesota Timberwolves are headed.

What took so long? Apparently Kahn had assigned Rambis homework — he wanted a written report from Rambis about changes needed. And said report was the primary topic of discussion, according to the Associated Press.

Minnesota Timberwolves President David Kahn says he asked Kurt Rambis to write a report about the changes he would make as coach if he comes back for a third season as head coach.

Kahn says he met with Rambis for four hours on Thursday night and planned to meet with him again Friday to discuss the report that Rambis turned in last week.

Kahn wouldn’t say what the timetable is for a decision on Rambis’ future.

Is this really all that hard? You needed to wait two months and discuss a written report? (“I want it to be at least 10 pages, double spaced, done with appropriate footnotes, and don’t try to use a big font just so you can write less.”) Sit down face-to-face, talk and see if you are on the same page still, make a decision. Do it within a couple weeks of the season ending. It’s big decision, but it’s not rocket science.

That said, Kahn needs to make sure whatever choice he makes works. He needs to make sure Ricky Rubio works. Because the bill on all his gambles is coming due.