Kahn is saying that next year we really need to see some progress. A lot of people are thinking that next year we have to see Rambis improve this team and get us closer to the playoffs. Unfortunately I have a bad feeling about next year so I am going to call it now and invite you to do the same.
Us Minnesotans are a hopeful bunch. That explains why we keep coming back to this goddam#$d blog. When Rambis first came over, lots of people were excited about getting someone from such a winning program. The heir apparent to Jackson. But now there is a significant amount of doubt as to Rambis' coaching acumen. Is he a good coach, or is his historically bad lifetime win percentage an accurate reflection of his ability?
Last year I was pretty optimistic about this year. I thought we would see real growth, and we have seen none. By all measures we have seen absolutely no improvement in the past year. By lots of measures we have actually gotten worse. So when I look to next year I think that we are just bound to get better. We just have to! But do we? No. In fact the odds are that we are going to go through all of next year and be in the same place again.
I am predicting that at the end of next year, after we have seen an entire season's worth of "development" and coaching we are going to be almost in the exact same place. Maybe 20 wins. We will be a bad team with a historically bad coach that we suddenly realize has to go. We will be faced with the awful truth that we picked the wrong coach and wasted three years giving him a chance to show his incompetence. Rambis will be fired, probably never be a head coach again, and go down in history as yet another great player who had no clue what makes a good head coach.
So I am just throwing this out there as the seemingly likely outcome of our current situation. I know it is negative, but doesn't it sound all too accurate for the Minnesota Timberwolves?
If you feel like suggesting a possible outcome for next year the appropriate place would be in the comments section immediately following my discourse.