(Insert "Head Janitor" jokes here.)
He can coach.
Just not for the Timberwolves.
New team president David Kahn will announce officially Wednesday that McHale is out of the organization after 15 years. Since Kahn is a sports executive, he's a man of his word, and that means McHale is not hurt by this.
Ever since he was hired, Kahn pledged to handle the decision on McHale's coaching status with professionalism and respect. "Kevin has a long history here and a relationship with the owner that I respect and trust," Kahn said at his introductory press conference. "I will not hurt Kevin McHale. I will not."There are some obvious questions here.
The most obvious thing we have to find out is where Kahn will go to find a head coach who will be better than the guy he had in place.
After all, McHale may have only coached a 20-43 finish out of the team after he took over, but he had them playing some really good ball before Al Jefferson got hurt, and the team continued to respond to his positive message after Jefferson was lost.
Youngster Kevin Love doesn't seem pleased, at least according to his Twitter feed.
In an update posted early Wednesday, Love tweeted, "Today is a sad day ... Kevin McHale will NOT be back as head coach this season."It took 14 years to find something notable that McHale could do well for this team, and they get rid of him after they figure it out.
Upon seeing the posting, a person in the league was told McHale sent a text message to Love indicating he was not coming back. The person requested anonymity because no official announcement has been made.
... McHale and Love grew very close during the rookie's first season in Minnesota, especially after McHale left his front office position to take over as coach in December.
Sometimes, things don't make any sense at all.