The uncertain status of Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Kurt Rambis should be clarified Thursday night according to a report from “Yahoo Sports” however the resolution of the situation is most likely not one that will make Rambis a happy man. The reports state that T-Wolves Team President David Kahn has decided to fire the former Los Angeles Lakers forward and will announce the termination at the completion of Thursday night’s NBA Draft. The report also states that the club is looking at former NBA head coach and current Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff as a possible replacement.
Rambis was given a four-year deal by the Timberwolves before the 2009-2010 campaign and the team had a record of 32-132 during his two years on the bench. Minnesota ended this past season with the worst record in the Association as they had a 17-65 mark and will pick second in the NBA Draft Thursday night. Rambis after being in limbo since the completion of the regular season met with Kahn last week and there have been reports the two did not see eye to eye during their discussion.
The report says that if the T-Wolves do hire Bickerstaff as their new bench boss he most likely would have his son on his staff with the long-term goal of his son eventually taking over as the team’s head coach. Bickerstaff has been the head coach of four teams in the Association having had stints with the Washington Bullets now known as the Wizards, the Seattle SuperSonics, the Denver Nuggets and the Charlotte Bobcats. He carries a record of 414-512 as a head coach.