"you must have a commitment at the top to succeed." Jerry West
That says it all in a nutshell right there. No wonder the Wolves can't win. Glen Taylor took 14 years to replace Kevin McFail, even though the evidence and cheating scandal and wasted drafts said to can him long before that. Now, he's demonstrating the same stubbornness in regards to Kahn, who is obviously in waaay over his head, has run this team into the ground, wasted numerous opportunities to get better, and risks a fine whenever he opens his trap.
Glen Taylor is not committed to winning. If he were, Kahn would never have been hired in the first place. If he were, Kahn would have been fired after the first season of mediocrity, which tied a record for futility. If he were, Kahn would be fired by now and replaced by someone with experience, or at least some semblance of basketball knowledge.
"I'm excited about this opportunity and, quite frankly, humbled that the new ownership group with the Warriors inquired about my interest in joining the organization in this capacity," West said. "I've had the good fortune to work for two wonderful owners, Dr. Jerry Buss and Michael Heisley, as an executive and I know that you must have a commitment at the top to succeed.
"I sense that is certainly the case with the Warriors or I would not have made this decision."
He turned the Grizzly franchise around, and has been a winner wherever he has gone. Yet when the time came for our franchise to hire a talented executive, we instead turned to a former sportswriter who had very little experience running a team, and certainly had no track record.
Going from Kevin McFail to someone even worse is hard to do. But in the end, Taylor stuck by his script of hiring someone with no previous experience to run the show. And lo and behold, it's working out the same way it did with McFailure.
One of McFail's first moves was to bring in a coach with no prior NBA coaching experience. Kahn followed suit by bringing in a coach with very little head coaching experience, and no track record of success.
When is the front office going to learn? It took a change of ownership for Golden State to finally make some positive moves. They didn't like the results that Keith Smart brought, so they blew him out after one 36 win season. 36 wins??? Keith Smart accomplished more in one season than Rambis did in two. But that's not good enough if you're an owner who's committed to putting a winning product on the floor.
Are you listening, Glen Taylor?
Rambis is still employed by the Woofies, after 2 of the worst seasons in franchise history, coaching a team entirely put together by Clueles Kahn save for our best player in Love, who Kahn wanted to trade. Now I ask you, what in the world has Kahn done to justify keeping him on the job?