Kahn says he will be back next season, uncertain on Rambis or Rubio
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MINNEAPOLIS -- David Kahn is certain about one thing next season: He will be back with the team.
Coach Kurt Rambis and Ricky Rubio? That much he isn't sure of. Or at least isn't saying.
The Minnesota Timberwolves' president of basketball operations said Wednesday he was assured by owner Glen Taylor he will be back next season but was noncommittal on the status of his head coach or the YouTube-sensation point guard still in Spain after being drafted fifth overall in 2009.
"I don't have anything to say about our coaching situation," Kahn said early in a 40-minute press conference with the local media Wednesday.
Kahn stressed that it is an emotional time and doesn't want to make any knee-jerk decision on a coach who is 32-131 over two seasons heading into Wednesday's season finale against the Houston Rockets.
He said he will spend time talking with players over the next couple weeks in exit interviews as well as with Taylor and a decision will be made. Kahn laughed off the notion Rambis could be fired Thursday, as the Wild dismissed coach Todd Richards the day after their season finale.
In the case of Rubio, Kahn he left his last meeting with him saying the two both have a season to finish and they would reconnect later -- a far cry from the guarantees he has made season ticket holders that Rubio will be here next season and the radio advertisements that promise fans "more Rubio sightings" next season.
When asked a directly if Rubio will be in Minnesota next season, Kahn tabled the topic by saying, "We aren't going to talk any more Ricky Rubio today."