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Timberwolves To Fire Kurt Rambis After 2011 NBA Draft, Says Report

Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn has decided to fire head coach Kurt Rambis, but won't officially do so until after Thursday's 2011 NBA Draft, reports Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski. Rambis has had two rough seasons in Minnesota after arriving as a highly-touted assistant coach under Phil Jackson with the L.A. Lakers. The Wolves have gone 32-132 under Rambis, the worst two-year record in the NBA.

The Wolves have left Rambis hanging on the vine since season's end, something that made the coach bristle earlier in June when he attended draft workouts in Minneapolis. He told reporters that he'd have handled the situation differently were he in Kahn's shoes.

Early this offseason, Wolves owner Glen Taylor determined he'd retain Kahn going forward, but left Rambis' fate up to the GM. The Wolves this week announced the arrival of top 2009 Draft pick Ricky Rubio, who remains in Spain for two seasons before making the leap for next year. The Wolves have the No. 2 pick in Thursday's draft.

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