Minneapolis/St. Paul -  After nine straight years of missing the playoffs, including the last four with David Kahn as General Manager, the Minnesota Timberwolves are going back to the future. Kahn was released today and will be replaced by former Wolves coach Flip Saunders.

 The Wolves today announced that the team has declined to exercise the one-year option in David Kahn’s contract for the 2013-14 NBA season, and as a result, he will not return as President of Basketball Operations. Kahn was originally hired by the Timberwolves on May 22, 2009.
“We want to thank David for all of his efforts the past four years with our basketball team,” said Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. “These are always difficult decisions, but at this time, we believe it is in the best interest of our organization to make a change. We wish David all the best in the future.”