The David Kahn era is over in Minnesota

The David Kahn era is finally over in Minnesota

4/26/13 in NBA   |   droth   |   127 respect

The 2011 draft was another classic David Kahn performance.  First he publicly suggested that the NBA rigged the draft lottery in favor a 14-year old after his team finished with the worst record and then used the second overall pick on Derrick Williams.

The Timberwolves did not have a first round pick in 2012 because they traded it to the Cli'ppers back in 2005, but let's blame that on Kahn anyway.

It's easy to question front office decisions in retrospect.  Hindsight is 20/20 and every team makes mistakes.  But David Kahn is extraordinary.  The man made 28 trades in his four seasons as GM and maybe two of them helped the team (getting Rubio and cutting their losses with Flynn).

What's most depressing for Minnesota fans is that they still have several nice pieces despite the madness and they could have been one of the bright young contenders out west if things went differently.  Al Jefferson and Ty Lawson could have brought the team real value in return (or stayed and helped the team directly) and the Wesley Johnson and Derrick Williams picks could have been used to draft better players, just to name a few missed opportunities.

So congratulations, Wolves fans, you are finally free of Kahn after the four longest years in recent history.  As for the rest of us, we will miss his ridiculous comments and his bone-headed moves even more.
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