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Rubio family not happy about firing of David Kahn

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06:05 PM ET 05.08 | A series of errors over the years by David Kahn led to Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor's decision to replace Kahn with Flip Saunders as president of basketball operations. The news brought joy to many Timberwolves fans. Ricky Rubio was not as happy about it, according to Ric Bucher of CSNBayArea.com. Sources say the Rubio family is disappointed in the decision, largely because Kahn is the one who stuck his neck out and drafted Rubio, knowing he couldn't come over right away and did a lot of the legwork to expedite the start of Rubio's NBA career. Maybe it blows over -- Rubio wouldn't be the first player who disagreed with a decision, yet eventually put it behind him -- but it bears watching. Kahn selected Rubio with the fifth-overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.

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May 9, 2013  12:16 AM ET

Rubio, please feel free to follow Kahn. Don't let that door hit you too hard on your way out.

May 9, 2013  12:30 AM ET

KAHN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 9, 2013  12:38 AM ET

im willing to bet love will be a rocket before to long

May 9, 2013  06:47 AM ET

If this is true... Mf'ers please! Is this the same Rubio family that lamented over their son going to Minnesota in the first place? I wonder how they felt about David Kahn after he drafted Ricky, in spite of their feelings. David Kahn didn't spend one minute on the floor, nor did he coach a game Ricky played in. What he did was draft (and sign) a bunch of players the team didn't need, including a broken down Brandon Roy. If the Rubio family didn't see this as inevitable, they clearly weren't paying attention.

May 9, 2013  06:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

If this is true... Mf'ers please! Is this the same Rubio family that lamented over their son going to Minnesota in the first place? I wonder how they felt about David Kahn after he drafted Ricky, in spite of their feelings. David Kahn didn't spend one minute on the floor, nor did he coach a game Ricky played in. What he did was draft (and sign) a bunch of players the team didn't need, including a broken down Brandon Roy. If the Rubio family didn't see this as inevitable, they clearly weren't paying attention.

...or they don't know enough about basketball to warrant an opinion.

May 9, 2013  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Rubio, please feel free to follow Kahn. Don't let that door hit you too hard on your way out.

Noo way wolves would be lost without Rubio

May 9, 2013  08:58 AM ET

It's bad enough that teams have to worry about keeping their star player happy. It's going to be bad news if teams have to worry about what their star player families feeling are.

How about **** up and do your job?

May 9, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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Noo way wolves would be lost without Rubio

D"Antoni wanted Rubio in a bad way when he entered the draft... If Howard bounces and the Lakers can finagle something then D'Antoni might get his wish after all with his small speed ball style with two very decent point guards manning it...

May 9, 2013  09:49 AM ET

Grow Up, Bro.

May 9, 2013  12:04 PM ET

Rubio and his family have no perch to cry from. Rubio is fun to watch but he has not become a star and really rarely looks like he will ever get to be one. He can not shoot and he is an even worse defender. No team is clamoring for him as the answer to their point guard void. The biggest problem he has is that his path to greatness is full of other young point guards that are miles ahead of him.

May 9, 2013  03:07 PM ET

Actually, Rubio is an excellent defender. So i find your post somewhat laughable. You got the shooting part right though.

May 9, 2013  04:57 PM ET
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Actually, Rubio is an excellent defender. So i find your post somewhat laughable. You got the shooting part right though.

Yeah I agree the only true bad part in rubio's game is his shooting and that's something he can work on not to mention there have been a few dang good pgs who couldn't shoot and that dude can pass better than most pgs

 
May 9, 2013  04:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

D"Antoni wanted Rubio in a bad way when he entered the draft... If Howard bounces and the Lakers can finagle something then D'Antoni might get his wish after all with his small speed ball style with two very decent point guards manning it...

Im not sure when his contracts up but I doubt the wolves would let him go unless it was a heck of deal

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