Monday, August 2, 2010

Timberwolves' president fined for remarks on Beasley's marijuana habit

Sports Network - The NBA on Friday fined Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn $50,000 for his recent remarks about forward Michael Beasley, for whom the team recently traded.

In a radio interview Thursday, Kahn spoke about Beasley's marijuana use in Miami, reasoning that it hampered his play with the Heat. He added that he spoke to Beasley about discontinuing his marijuana use with the Timberwolves, which would help him become a better player.

In the interview, Kahn said Beasley was "a very young and immature kid who smoked too much marijuana" during his tenure with the Heat.

In general, Kahn has been complimentary of Beasley, including comments made at his introductory press conference in which he said Beasley "has a chance to become one of our leaders."

The Timberwolves recently acquired Beasley, the second overall pick of the 2008 draft, from Miami, which was looking to clear cap space after signing Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh to long-term contracts.

The Timberwolves organization was also fined a separate $50,000 for the remarks.,0,7813833.story


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