But it's finally starting to turn around for him and the his oddly assembled roster. Which has earned him at least an extra year of commanding the ship. Via the Pioneer Press:
David Kahn will be back next season to continue rebuilding the Timberwolves.
Kahn, 50, is in the third year of a three-year contract as president of basketball operations. But the deal includes two more years at the team's option, and owner Glen Taylor said Wednesday night he wants Kahn back.
"I like David; I'm happy with him," Taylor said.
Kahn has the Wolves close to playoff position as of now at 21-20, but with the season-ending injury to Ricky Rubio, that certainly takes a hit. But it does appear that the team is finally headed in a positive direction. With Rubio, Kevin Love -- who is locked up with an extension, albeit a strange one -- the emergence of Nikola Pekovic and No. 2 pick Derrick Williams, there's a strong core.
Plus, he somehow convinced Rick Adelman to coach his roster, despite Adelman saying he was happily retired. Which has turned out to be a crucial move.
Kahn's had his misses like drafting Wesley Johnson, who hasn't panned out well and Jonny Flynn in the Rubio draft, but he's taken the approach to put as much talent on the roster as possible, even as awkward as it might be. And it's finally started yielding results. Enough so that he's no longer an easy punchline and has earned at least one more season running the fun and gun Timberwolves show.