NBA Draft 2011: David Kahn's Mismanagement Has Crippled the Timberwolves

Tom KinslowFeatured ColumnistJune 23, 2011

NBA Draft 2011 Takes A Look At David Kahn's Lack of Vision and Foresight

If you want an example of how not to run an organization, just look at Minnesota's David Kahn.

The man behind the Timberwolves has been the butt of many jokes, and rightfully so, for his inept management skills and lack of judgment in evaluating talent. 

No one will ever forget the draft where Kahn tried to take every point guard on the board, while the prized jewel of his draft class, Ricky Rubio, went overseas, only to return just this week.

Since then, Kahn has thrown more money at Darko Millic than he's worth, and watched as Minnesota stumbled to another pathetically mediocre season.

Somehow he still has his job and, for now, so does head coach Kurt Rambis, even though it's blatantly obvious that he's going to be fired after the draft.

What good does that do for this franchise? If he knew he was going to fire Rambis—who did a terrible job, for what's it's worth—why not do it at the end of the season? Why wouldn't he bring someone in so they could have a more focused direction in the draft?

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Yet again, we have another baffling decision from a man who's made plenty of them during his tenure.

As if that wasn't bad enough, he has desperately tried to trade the second pick in the draft to anyone who will listen. There have been countless rumors, which are either legitimate leaks or desperate smokescreens, to try and draw more offers in.

Either way, it has frustrated teams trying to deal with the bumbling Kahn, who clearly doesn't understand the concept of leverage.

Minnesota has a valuable asset, a top pick in a draft where there are few sure-fire prospects, and the Timberwolves can't even trade it right.

Kahn has been nothing short of an abject failure in Minnesota, yet he has been allowed to flail around aimlessly, trying to throw anything at the wall, hoping it sticks.

If the draft comes and the Timberwolves are stuck holding the second pick, Kahn will desperately try to unload it, and then all bets are off.

The only thing that is certain is that Kahn has continued to prove that he's clueless; with him at the helm, this franchise is doomed to lurk in the draft lottery.

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