The Timberwolves have reached an agreement with Kurt Rambis to be their new head coach. Rambis, long considered to be Phil Jackson’s replacement was lured by the length of the deal and a little something called revenge. The deal is reported to pay Rambis about $2 million per year, but Rambis is getting a lot more than money, he’s finally getting a chance to hit McHale back for that viscous clothesline.
It happened during game four of the NBA finals. A series in which the Lakers were dominating with their “Showtime” basketball until McHale’s dirty play altered the series. Kurt Rambis was going to the basket for a layup and Kevin McHale gave him a clothesline from hell, causing a fight to break out and giving the Celtics the advantage they needed to win the Championship.
People held Rambis back, so he didn’t get a chance to hit McHale back, but it was just a matter of time. Now, Twenty-five years later, Rambis took the Timberwolves coaching job. The same job McHale was asked not to return to. Twenty-five years later Rambis is viewed as one of the few bright spots in the organization, when for so long McHale was a black eye. Now Rambis has a chance to clothesline McHale back by doing something McHale wasn’t able to do, make the Wolves respectable.