Kurt Rambis left Phil Jackson's side with the Lakers — and the chance to eventually succeed him in Tinseltown — to move to chilly Minnesota and take over the Timberwolves, a wilting franchise that has made it out of the first round of the playoffs just once in its 20-year existence.
They all wondered how Kurt Rambis, scion of the House of Laker, would cope with this plunge into NBA serfdom.
“I played in Charlotte after we won the ’88 title,” Rambis said Tuesday. “That was an expansion team. We had only a smattering of fans early, but when people saw how hard we played, we started selling out.
Wolves about to announce former Lakers player and assistant as their new coachNearly two months after Kahn dismissed the coach who Gomes and his teammates hoped would return next season, Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis is expected to sign what is believed to be a four-year contract today for more than $8 million and Tuesday will be introduced as the man who will replace Kevin McHale.
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