Wolf Track: Rambis on hot seat?

Via ESPN Insider:

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com writes: “Though management won’t make a final decision until the season is over, sources say there is significant push from within to make a coaching change. Atop the Timberwolves’ list of potential successors is Bucks assistant Kelvin Sampson, one of the people with knowledge of the organization’s thinking said. … A coaching change is something¬†Kevin Love would not oppose, sources say.”

Make of it what you wish, but I’m steering clear of this one…

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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Jeffrey1
Jeffrey1

JSteinmeyer, I could not agree more. The good youth is here (the ones who WANT to be here in this idiotic league of haves and have nots where record deals, advertising deals mean more than they should) and one lottery stud plus Rubio would be a dream. I hate the Kelvin Sampson name floating out there. He is not worth one look! There should not be much pressure on Rambis to win until this group gels and we add some more pieces to the puzzle. I like this team and I'm going to enjoy watching them grow up together. How about a little patience???

pinottij
pinottij

But the organization can be headed in the right direction and Rambis not be the right man for the job. People forget when Sam Presti took over in Seattle he first hired PJ Carlisimo, only to realize he wasn't the right man for the job a year and a half later. I think people recognize that this organization has talent in it, and could potentially be a playoff team if they can get another high talent player in the draft and develop players. I'm all for a new coach, not sure if Sampson is the right choice, but his problems seem to really have nothing to do with his ability to both coach and develop talent. I think the talent is there for this team, and I would rather make a coaching change to early then one too late.

JSteinmeyer
JSteinmeyer

I sort of meant I'll steer clear for now until more developments are made; It's all speculation at this point, a pretty hefty one at that. I understand there are some rumblings within the organization that change and winning needs to happen now, but President Chris Wright just said the other day that he firmly believes this organization is going in the right direction. And from the advancements I've seen on the court since the All-Star Break, this team is moving to the right place. The only thing that could potentially put us back two steps? A coaching change. It just doesn't seem like the right move; not here, not now. Hypothetically speaking, Rubio comes to Minny this summer, we get one more lottery stud and this team isn't able to win 50% of the game next year, Rambis is as good as canned. But as of this moment, even at season's end, it just doesn't seem like the right move to me. It could just complicate matters even more. @Jeffrey1

Jeffrey1
Jeffrey1

Why are you steering clear of this man? It makes me wonder what is up.....this news coming after not one but TWO good wins in the last week. Here's my take: It can't be about wins and losses because Kahn blew up that team and asked for a couple years to bring it back. Now the young talent is here (btw I LOVE THE ANTHONY RANDOLPH MOVE) and they are getting some momentum. That means it must be about Rambis' ability to handle young players. Or it means that it's a matter of Rambis v. Love (aka Magic v. Paul Westhead). If that's the case, then see ya, Kurt. Rambis seems like a great guy so I am not sure what to make of it all but it sure is interesting to see it develop at this time......