Thoughts on TrueHoop's interview with David Kahn

For those who haven’t read it, please do go over to TrueHoop and read yesterday’s interview with David Kahn by Henry Abbott.

I found it very interesting and generally fascinating  for a number of reasons:

1. Henry asked all the questions that everyone (outside of MN that is)
is focusing on, basically that for the Wolves the glass is half empty
or worse in this situation as opposed to the half-full or better most Wolves fans believe.

2. Kahn gives really short answers and basically non-answers or
deflects 6 of the 10 questions. (Note: Henry does say this was some of what he said but I’m assuming this is the meat of it) For the most part the answers are the same as what he’s been saying previously.

3. I love how this whole situation basically has most Wolves fans (I’m
thinking it’s about 80/20 of Wolves “fans” in favor of Kahn but for
the die-hards its around 100% for him) forming a protective circle
around Kahn and buying into his genius. It also has every other
basketball fan saying Kahn is the worst gm ever and the Wolves will
continue to suck as a result. They also think everyone who agrees/
defends Kahn’s moves is completely smoking crack or living on another
planet. For an interesting read in the different views peruse the comments section on the interview.

4. Knicks fans apparently really think that they should get Rubio for any number
of Donnie Walsh pu pu platter variations and Kahn and Wolves fans
everywhere are completely insane for thinking they shouldn’t trade
Rubio.

5. Most importantly I just love that the Wolves a team coming off a 24
win season is being talked about just as much as any team in the
league at this point. There’s lots to talk about and argue if you’re a Wolves fan which is great imo.

About Jonah Steinmeyer

Been a Wolves fan for probably way too long to be considered a sane human anymore. An avid golfer in my free time. I cheer for Minnesota sports but live in Florida.

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Thul
Thul

ESPN, in particular Simmons and his friend Ford, are just rooting against Kahn because their ploy to get Simmons hired as GM failed...so now they are actively mocking him. It's difficult to establish credibility when the world's largest sport's news outlet is cheering for you to fail.

Auswolf
Auswolf

I think Abbott didn't do his research and Kahn gave him the short shrift he deserved. Kahn has a small body of work to be marked on and while ESPN (in particular) are quick to hop on the "Kahn is unqualified and the Wolves are a basketcase" bandwagon without much substance to the rant.

Matt
Matt

I think you are kissing up to Henry Abbott here, or at least pulling punches. "Henry asked all the questions that everyone (outside of MN that is) is focusing on" and "Kahn gives really short answers and basically non-answers or deflects 6 of the 10 questions.". The way the first few questions were worded seemed cocky and as if he was coming after Kahn. There are different ways to ask the same questions. If you come with an approach like that, short answers are what you are going to get. I get the feeling that asking the questions the way he did was more important to him than the answers. Call this joining the circle around Kahn if you will, though I am undecided on him. I don't think Abbott approached the interview very seriously.

farwest_mojo
farwest_mojo

Yo money. Whats all the fuss? I mean, didnt Minnisoda fans understand the rebuilding process began the minute one good buddy (McHale) shipped a championship ring (KG) to another (Ainge)? Kahn has more patience than the fans and media. The Rubio dice toss will pay off. Great site, thanks for the invite. mk

AT-360
AT-360

I hat how fans from bigger market teams think that they own all of the good players from a smaller market team. This sam thing used to happen when Kevin Garnett was here, now its happening with Rubio.