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Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (56) / 7/18/1961

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Former Timberwolves GM David Kahn thinks he left the team "highly well positioned."
"I think it's a team that's a force to be reckoned with the next seven to 10 years," Kahn said. While making the playoffs would be a good start before making statements like that, we'd expect Kahn to toot his own horn as he builds his resume to look for his next opportunity. Fri, May 3, 2013 09:40:00 AM

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Updating a previous post, the Timberwolves confirmed Thursday that David Kahn will not return as president of basketball operations.

The Wolves declined to exercise a one-year option in Kahn's contract and will likely replace him with former coach Flip Saunders. Jon Krawczynski of The Associated Press reported earlier Thursday that Saunders' deal is expected to be finalized by Friday, returning him to the franchise he coached from 1995-2005. It remains to be seen what will happen with current coach Rick Adelman, although reports of him returning in 2013-14 have been optimistic. Stay tuned.
Thu, May 2, 2013 03:55:00 PM

David Kahn's fate is expected to be officially decided when he returns from scouting in Europe.

Kahn likely doesn't even want to return because he knows he'll get the axe, and at least his final days on the job involve traveling through Europe. In all sincerity, it is expected Kahn will be relieved of his duties sooner rather than later with Flip Saunders replacing him.
Thu, May 2, 2013 01:32:00 PM

Flip Saunders is "expected to return" to the Timberwolves as president of basketball operations replacing David Kahn, sources told

Some might be surprised, but this has been brewing for far too long for it not to happen. Saunders is reportedly negotiating a contract that could run through 2017-18 and pay him over $9M during that span. The move is expected to become official as early as next week, and Kahn's option for the 2013/14 season will not be exercised. Some of Kahn's more "notable" draft picks include Jonny Flynn and Wesley Johnson, both top 10 selections.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 11:13:00 AM

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is waiting to learn the status of Rick Adelman for next season before making a decision on President of basketball operations David Kahn.

Adelman has taken on an increasingly large role in the front office since he initially was hired in Minnesota, and if Adelman does indeed return, it would not be a surprise to see the team let Kahn walk out the door. Kahn's contract expires after the NBA Finals. "All I'm doing is doing my job every day," Kahn said.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 09:17:00 AM

There has not been a decision made on David Kahn's future with the Timberwolves.

Owner Glen Taylor said he hasn't yet decided on whether or not to exercise the option on Kahn's contract for next season, so despite a report from Ric Bucher indicating that Kahn would be back, no official determination has been made.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 08:32:00 AM

The Wolves could replace team president and GM David Kahn with former coach Flip Saunders prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Flip coached the Wolves from 1995-2005 and he has been advising team owner Glen Taylor this season, which seems to be fueling the speculation. Rick Adelman has three more years on his contract but his future with the team is also uncertain -- he nearly resigned when his wife became ill this season, and Star-Tribune writer Sid Hartman theorizes that "Saunders [could end up] coaching as well as being general manager if Adelman leaves." We will reiterate that for now this is simple speculation, but it sounds like big changes could be afoot in Minnesota.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 06:07:00 PM

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