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Kurt Rambis' firing sparks plenty of reactions

July 13, 2011 |  8:00 am

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-Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer criticizes Minnesota Timberwolves General Manager David Kahn for how he handled Kurt Rambis' firing. 

--ESPN.com's Zach Harper wonders whether Rambis was really that bad of a coach.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky notes the complications involving Lakers forward Ron Artest possibly playing overseas. 

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe argues Minnesota hurts its credibility with the way it handled Rambis' firing. 

--The Pioneer Press' Tom Powers argues Rambis didn't show as if he wanted to coach the Timberwolves. 

--The Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda reports Kahn's contention that delaying Rambis' firing had nothing to do with finances. 

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano argues the triangle offense is officially extinct with Kurt Rambis' firing from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore expresses concern over Chuck Person's revelation to me in a Q&A that the Lakers' defense won't be much different from last season. 

Tweet of the Day: "The best part about Dwight Howard speculation is Lakers fans are sure they have him, same with Nets, Magic, Knicks, Celtics and 20 others." -- basketballtalk (Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I like Chuck's candidness, no excuses just re-load and let's go. I like the 'kill your own food to eat' quote a lot." -- Jamie Sweet

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers Coach Phil Jackson, right, looks on as Kurt Rambis yells from the bench. Credit: Richard Hartog / LAT / Nov. 28, 2006


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