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In a story published this past Thursday on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities, Darren Wolfson threw out a scenario in which David Kahn would be ousted as the President Basketball Operations and be replaced with...Rick Adelman!
According to the report, it is a scenario that is being seriously discussed. With Adelman potentially heading towards retirement as a result of his wife's health a position in the Wolves front office would allow him to stay with the franchise, continue to build a successful team and continue to bring in the required pieces to continue towards ending this near decade-long playoff drought.
With Adelman becoming the General Manager, his schedule would be A LOT more flexible and if his wife continues to have health concerns, he'd be able to step away for periods of time.
When Rick Adelman agreed to become the Minnesota Timberwolves' new head coach, one of his requirements was that he'd have the final say on any roster moves that the Wolves make. The trade for Budinger was 100% Adelman, while Roy was 90% Kahn. Basically, Adelman is already the GM, with Kahn simply holding the title and being the 'face'.
In Wolfson's story, he pegged Elston Turner as the head coach that Adelman would likely hire to replace himself. Turner was recently with the Phoenix Suns as an assistant coach to Alvin Gentry, but was let go when Phoenix decided to go in a different direction, with Lindsey Hunter as their new interim head coach.
Turner runs the same offensive and defensive sets which would make for a very smooth transition.
With Adelman's place in history secured as the 8th coach to reach 1000 wins and with him getting up in age, there's a good chance he'd take on this new challenge at this stage in his career.
Wolfson says we'll have an answer on Kahn's future with the team by May 15th, which is just prior to the Chicago Pre-Draft Camp.
If Adelman decides to call it a career in coaching, I'd say there's a very good chance he ends up as an integral part of the Wolves' front office. That being said, I would still love for him to return to the sidelines and have a chance to coach a Ricky Rubio, Andrei Kirilenko, Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic squad--help them reach their potential and boost them into the Western Conference playoff picture.
That's all for now, but we should have an answer on Kahn's future in Minnesota in less than a month, so stay tuned! Until then, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
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