Rambis Being "Evaluated"

By mattfrey

According to Wolves owner, Glen Taylor, David Kahn’s job is safe but Kurt Rambis is another story. It seems Mr. Taylor is “evaluating” the coach’s job performance from this past season. Evaluating… Correct me if I’m wrong, but Glen Taylor has eyes, free tickets to at least every home game, a television, the internet, and whatever other means it would require to watch any given Timberwolves game. Either Glen Taylor’s job performance needs to be “evaluated” as well or he already knows what he wants to do, and answered questions about a coaching change with his butt rather than his mouth (for the record, I think he’s an awful owner but I don’t even have enough money to buy a video game and pretend to be the owner so there’s not much I can do about that).

So if you read my last entry, you know I think that despite how bad Rambis has been, I think he should get another year to get things together. I’m sure some people are thinking, “But dude, Rick Adelman is available!”. Please take the pipe out of your mouth. We are the Minnesota Timberwolves. Vegas would have an over-under on the amount of games into the season before that dinosaur suffered his first heart attack (my guess would be however long it takes us to have a 25 turnover game. So like 3 quarters into the first game of the season). Seriously though, he would be the defensive minded, accomplished coach I’ve been dreaming of, but it’s just not going to happen. Guys who have been in the game that long don’t test drive a Geo Metro just because the E Class they’ve been driving has finally broken down.

The Timberwolves are in a tough situation because it’s tough to get both proven players and coaches. As far as I can see, there are two ways to overcome that. Talent evaluation and/or luck. It can be difficult to tell the difference between the two. For example, the Kevin Love – O.J. Mayo trade. I was at the bar the night that trade went down (draft day) I was psyched to get Mayo, and then crying into my beer with all of my friends laughing at me when I heard we traded him for a somewhat chubby white guy ( I later threw a burrito in anger as well. My friends enjoy reminding me of this night.). Anyway, its hard to say if that was good talent evaluation by K Mac. or if his fetish for big men that share his first name paid off by luck for the second time. Looking at the rest of his drafts and trades, its probably safe to assume it was luck, but he’s already been canned, so it’s the Kahn man’s turn. Considering Taylor’s comments, I Kahn’t see us keeping him but lets remember that when the team fails the coach is the one who takes the heat, but when you have coaches and GMs that are continually doing a poor job, you have to wonder if you shouldn’t start looking for problems a little higher up. After all, that’s why Flip Saunders got fired, he was expected to build a brick house out of wood.

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