Kurt Rambis does not know whether he'll remain the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. David Kahn, the team's hilarious general manager, has either not made a decision or just doesn't want to give Rambis the pleasure of knowing his fate. Given that the Wolves' season ended five weeks ago, this is somewhat surprising.
And when Rambis shows up to NBA Draft workouts being held at the Wolves' facilities, and being led by Kahn, things are going to get awkward. Take it away, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press:
They also watched as Kahn and Rambis stood not far from each other despite the uncertainty surrounding their working relationship. The president and the coach who just two years ago were billed as the tandem that was going to turn around one of the league's most woebegone franchises did not speak to each other during the 15 minutes the workout was opened to the media, but it was not clear if the two met or spoke at any other point in the session.
Canis Hoopus breaks down the implications:
To be perfectly honest, I have a lot of respect for Rambis on this move. I'm sure his motives are probably a bit more selfish than I'd like to imagine, but the end effect is one that I can live with: He sat in a room full of about 50 NBA executives and showed the entire league just how big of a clown show is being run by David Kahn and Rob Moor at 600 First Avenue. If the guy who hired him doesn't have the courtesy to let him know (to his face) where he stands...well, there's a draft to prepare for and we wouldn't want a repeat of '09.
Odd times in Minnesota, and it's unclear how many candidates will jump at the chance to work under Kahn.