Timberwolves President David Kahn Is All About the Benjamins

July 27th, 2010 by Kevin Lindsey Leave a reply »
When David Kahn took over as president of the Minnesota Timberwolves, it was painfully clear to me he was going to do whatever it took to create as much salary cap space and flexibility as possible.

If Kahn’s cost-cutting moves resulted in the Wolves taking a step backward in the win-loss column in his first season, the new president of the Wolves would be more than willing to sacrifice the season if it positioned the team for long-term success.

I could not disagree with Kahn’s overall assessment of the team.

The Timberwolves needed a complete overhaul; tinkering at the edges with an acquisition or two was not going to turn this franchise into a playoff team.

The Wolves clearly needed to be dismantled and built again from scratch.

While I agreed with the course of action set out by Kahn, I also knew I couldn’t watch the transformation.

I told all my friends who would listen that they were better off getting a hobby during the season and avert their eyes so they would not become bitter and hardened by the actions taken by Kahn.

Kahn attempted to put up a brave front that his austere ...

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