Jun 21, 2011; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Timberwolves draft pick Ricky Rubio (left) poses with president David Kahn during a press conference at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Ricky Rubio sad David Kahn let go by Minnesota Timberwolves


A series of errors over the years by David Kahn lead 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.

But 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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