Thanks to @DoubleDrivel for sending this fitting tribute.
Steve Aschburner reported first. I think.
Still awaiting formal confirmation. This could still all be some kind of sick joke. Who knows at this point. But all signs report to Kahn being ousted as Wolves GM (or, his contract not being renewed), with Flip Saunders signing a 3-year $5 million deal to take the reigns. Some scattered thoughts that will be difficult to write without hiding any elatedness right now:
1. A gutted 1989 Honda Civic would have been an upgrade over David Kahn. This is an addition by subtraction move on the highest of levels. While Flip's return is bound to irk many still haunted by the mediocrity of the KG era, and Taylor's knack for running things to a higher degree than meets the eye, what we have done here is replace one of the worst NBA executives in league history (not hyperbole) with someone who, at the very least, is a respected, experienced NBA executive who couldn't possibly do any worse even if he tried. And tried very hard. It's like upgrading from Jonny Flynn to someone like...Luke Ridnour. Yeah, we'll go with that analogy. Except if Flynn were even worse. And somehow did far more damage...yeah, bad analogy
2. No one knows how Flip is going to do at this point. No one knows the dynamics between him and Adelman. We can speculate. Usually things with this franchise end poorly. Does it signal the end of the Adelman era? Possibly. Give it time to fester before jumping to "country club" conclusions. But to be fair, I raise caution to the rejoice of firing McHale. When that occurred, we ended up with Kahn, who was worse. Then again, you can't really get much worse than Kahn.
3. Even if there weren't a replacement, Kahn's departure is a huge morale boost for Wolves fans coming into a pivotal draft where we will have a top 9 pick at the worst, and have to make a big decision on Nikola Pekovic, among other things. Check Twitter. It is amazing to see the response. I mean, you are talking about one of the more detested figures in the history of this town. Exemplary Riddance.
More to come as this develops. While Flip wouldn't have been my 1st, 2nd, 3rd or even 10th choice, ridding this FO with the stink of Kahn is a fantastic development at the very least.
@CollegeWolf That's where my head is at as well. There are a ton of reasons not to bring back Flip but I still see his time here as the best of Wolves basketball, so there is that. I'm still just floored Taylor actually got rid of Kahn. Big reason for rejoice, even if Kahn were replaced by a grapefruit.
YESSSSSSS thank the good lord! While Flip kinda scares me and is VERY "country club-ish"... AT LEAST EFFIN KAHN IS GONE. Was the worst ever.