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Kahn fined $50k for Beasley comments

Posted on: July 23, 2010 4:39 pm
Edited on: July 23, 2010 6:01 pm
Posted by Matt Moore

David Kahn's summer of love continues.

After giving Darko Milicic the gift of $20 million dollars, then giving Miami the gift of being able to sign a bunch of talented veteran free agents by taking on Michael Beasley, and giving the Utah Jazz a great up-and-coming low-post scorer in Al Jefferson, the Wolves GM has now decided to give a big ol' gift right back to the NBA.

The NBA today fined David Kahn $50,000 and the Minnesota Timberwolves $50,000 following Kahns' comments on Thursday regarding Michael Beasley and his marijuana use. As we told you when we brought you Kahn's comments on the Minneapolis radio show, and via Tom Ziller, the CBA prohibits team officials from discussing drug use with the media.

You're going to be hard pressed with someone that thinks that what Kahn was saying was wrong. It was an honest observation about a player he's taken a lot of flack for trading for. He's a kid that's gone through a tremendous amount of scrutiny, and Kahn was just being honest and reasonable about his situation. But the CBA outlines this stuff pretty clearly, and for a good reason. Drug use is a personal issue, and especially with someone with a history of it like Beasley, openly discussing it not only hurts his brand and business ventures, but it harms his family and image. Even if everyone thought the same thing about Beasley, there's a huge line between referencing it vaguely and outlining it specifically. Kahn should know that.

Then again, he should also know not to give Darko Milicic $20 million and not to acquire Luke Ridnour when he has four point guards on roster, but hey, it's Kahn.


Since: May 22, 2010
Posted on: July 23, 2010 5:24 pm

Kahn fined $50k for Beasley comments

Four point guards on the roster huh Matty?? Really? Well considering Ricky Rubio has elected to play in Spain for another year does he really count as a fourth point guard?? And why would the Timberwolves care if they gave Miami the gift of being able to sign anybody when they got Beasley for two measly second round picks... and got two first rounders for Jefferson... how is that a bad deal?? Do they pay you over there at CBS or are you interning?

Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: July 23, 2010 5:11 pm

Kahn fined $50k for Beasley comments

Perhaps he will be more judicious with the way he disseminates information in the future?

Since: Dec 23, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2010 4:55 pm

Kahn fined $50k for Beasley comments

For the sake of consistency, I'm going to give this comment lacking intellect & good reason: the NBA is stupid.

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