Despite reports, David Kahn refuses to clear up coaching situation
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Say what you will about David Kahn, but he always keeps things interesting.
At Target Center on Thursday night, Kahn was booed by Wolves fans, made more trades than you can count on one hand and once again refused to talk about coach Kurt Rambis, dragging out one of the longest-running soap operas in sports.
Speaking during the second round of the NBA Draft, Kahn began his media conference by announcing he once again would not comment on the coaching situation, which is still "ongoing" despite multiple reports Rambis will be fired by the team after two seasons at the helm.
"There's a lot I am not going to talk about, for obvious reasons," Kahn said. "One is our coaching situation, which remains a process. I'll talk about it when there is news to share, and there is simply no news to share at this time."
The Wolves reportedly made at least five deals during the draft, although Kahn could not comment on any of them since they hadn't been made official by the league.
Kahn scoffed at the notion that the reported trades that included cash were essentially a fundraiser for Rambis' buyout.
"No. Come on. First of all, we added two 20-year-olds this year. We are a painfully young team," Kahn said, clearly agitated. "I had great reticence to add rookie after rookie after rookie to a team that, frankly, needs a few veterans."
The roughly 1,200 fans inside Target Center cheered enthusiastically when the Wolves selected Derrick Williams with the second overall pick. Those cheers turned to sporadic boos when a video clip of Kahn was shown on the in-arena screens.
Kahn will next meet with the media on Friday, when Williams is introduced to the media in a press conference at Target Center. But there is no telling when Kahn also will finally put Rambis out of his misery.