Kurt Rambis says his future with Wolves is 'out of my control'
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Kurt Rambis' status as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves has been stuck in limbo since the team finished off a disheartening 17-win season in April.
In an interesting twist to an already weird situation, Rambis spoke with the media Friday following a free agent workout for the first time in nearly two months. He was open with his remarks, insisting Wolves' general manager David Kahn has yet to give him any assurances that he will be back next season.
"It's out of my control," Rambis said. "There is nothing I can do about it. So I just have to proceed like I am and do my job."
Rambis said he has had only "minor conversations" with David Kahn since returning to Minneapolis last week for the Wolves' latest round of pre-draft workouts.
He was delicate in responding to questions on Friday, careful not to point any fingers, but there is no doubt there is a disconnect between Rambis and the front office in how the situation has been addressed.
"It's not how I would handle it," Rambis said. "Everybody has a reason for the way they want to conduct their business. If you're asking me if that's what I would do, no that's not how I would handle things. But everybody is different."
Rambis inherited an overhauled, young Wolves roster when he took over the team in 2009, but still fell short of expectations, posting a 32-132 record in two seasons. Two years remain on his original four-year, $8 million-plus contract.
Rambis was headed back to his home in Los Angeles, where he will continue to await word from the Wolves.
"The way I see it, I'm doing my job. I'm still the coach of this team until something happens otherwise."