David Kahn said Kevin Love doesn’t have the respect of his teammates during one of his exiting interviews
Recently axed general manager, David Kahn, had some words for the Minnesota Timberwolves prized power forward, Kevin Love during his exiting interviews. Kahn noted that his relationship with Kevin Love is over analyzed and he really likes Love, however he thinks he needs to improve his locker room presence with his teammates. Kahn also stated that he thinks Love and point guard, Ricky Rubio could be Hall of Fame players some day.
Via Star Tribune
Kahn called Rubio and Love two “foundational players” and potential Hall of Famers whom the franchise can build around for the next “seven to 10 years.”
Kahn in another interview talked about how he felt Kevin Love may have let his team down by not playing the last few weeks of the NBA season, instead opting for knee surgery.
And my feelings toward Kevin, frankly, I really like him. And we’ve had some really productive conversation about the steps he needs to take to win back the respect and admiration of his teammates and coaches. It’s almost ridiculous how much attention to paid to my relationship with him. In terms of import, it has no bearing at end of the day whether he’ll be happy here and whether organization will be happy with him. It’s much more important for him to forge really meaningful relationships with his teammates and coaches.
I think there’s some work for him to be done in terms of, he didn’t play very much this year, right? And I think there’s a void there because of that. Many of those guys really fought their way back from injury, sometimes multiple injuries. He had two broken hands. He came back once, didn’t play well, broke his hand again and then decided to have his knee done at the end of the year when the pain was such. I think he has some work to in the locker room and I believe he will. I certainly don’t want that to come across negatively. I believe he will and I believe he’s on the right path.
H/T CBS Sports/ Eye On Basketball