David Kahn, a strong contender for worst GM in the NBA over the last four years, is finally out, according to Steve Aschburner of NBA.com. Kahn, who botched repeated drafts and also bungled the Kevin Love contract extension, is likely to be replaced by Flip Saunders.
Saunders, 58, has been negotiating a contract that, with option years, could run through the 2017-18 season and could be worth more than $9 million over the full five years, according to league sources who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the hiring.
The move, which could become official as soon as next week, would end David Kahn‘s controversial tenure after four seasons and an 89-223 record during which the Timberwolves’ failure to reach the playoffs stretched to nine consecutive seasons. Kahn’s contract includes a team option for 2013-14 that will not be exercised.