Lakers Wish Rambis Well in Minnesota


Aug 11, 2009

Though Kurt Rambis spent time in Charlotte, Phoenix, Sacramento and even Greece, his career will always be defined by the Lakers' purple and gold.

So when he decided last weekend to leave the Lakers coaching staff and accept the head coaching position in Minnesota, the Lakers were happy for him.

“It’s ‘best of luck’ that the coaching staff sends to Kurt Rambis as he takes on the coaching duties with the Minnesota Timberwolves," head coach Phil Jackson told The LA Times. "We will miss him, but know this is his time to do what he’s destined to do."

Jackson wasn't alone in sending praise to Rambis.

"While he will undoubtedly be a welcome addition to the Timberwolves franchise, Kurt will always remain a part of the Lakers family," said Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak.

Lakers owner Jerry Buss also told the Times, "Kurt has been a key figure in the success of the Lakers for nearly three decades.  In my mind he will always be a Laker, but we wish him the best of luck in Minnesota.”

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