Calling Sherlock Holmes: Why Is David Kahn Always Mocked By Media?

September 23rd, 2010 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
If you ask some Minnesota Timberwolves fans, one of the greatest mysteries in the NBA is the media's seemingly strange and sick fascination with making fun of the T'Wolves general manager, the one and only David Kahn. 

ESPN's Bill Simmons may be leading the charge of the Sportswriters-Against-Kahn movement, but many (myself included) have happily followed along. 

Why have we adopted Kahn as our mutual whipping boy?  Is it because we were all bullied as kids and this is how we're getting our pent-up rage out?  

Nope.  After all, we're not local cops.  We're simply sportswriters and bloggers. 

No, instead, we've all been mocking Kahn because, well…quite simply, he brings it upon himself.  And if his recent personal letter to Timberwolves fans doesn't convince you, nothing will. 

The first signs of true trouble with Kahn came in the 2009 draft, where he drafted PG Ricky Rubio with the No. 5 overall pick…and immediately turned around and drafted PG Jonny Flynn with the No. 6 overall pick.  Rubio didn't play a singl ...

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