Most Celtics fans remember Kurt Rambis being closelined by the C's Kevin McHale during the 1984 NBA Finals. Rambis took his grittiness to the bench following his playing days, becoming the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2009. Two seasons later, though, Rambis is on his way out.
The T-Wolves have decided to fire Rambis after two disappointing seasons, according to Yahoo Sports. The official announcement will not be made until after the NBA draft on Thursday.
General Manager David Kahn has had a shaky relationship with Rambis in the past, and after the two met last week, Kahn believed their relationship had reached an "impasse."
The two reportedly had little communication throughout last season, and Kahn's requests for changes in strategy and management style went unanswered. Rambis also reportedly saw many of his relationships with players, especially All-Star Kevin Love, deteriorate.
Rambis signed a four-year contract in 2009 and led his team to a league-worst 32-132 record in his two seasons.
Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Minnesota has already begun gathering information on University of Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar.
The Timberwolves have been in the news for the entire week. Ricky Rubio, the star point guard from Spain who was drafted two years ago, finally arrived to Minnesota to much fanfare. Meanwhile, the Wolves are reportedly interested in moving their first round draft pick (No. 2 overall).
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