The Minnesota Timberwolves had a 25 percent chance of winning after finishing with a league-worst 17-65 record, but fell to second overall.
"This league has a habit, and I am just going to say habit, of producing some pretty incredible story lines," Minnesota GM Kahn said. "Last year it was Abe Pollin's widow and this year it was a 14-year-old boy and the only thing we have in common is we have both been bar mitzvahed. We were done. I told Kevin: 'We're toast.' This is not happening for us and I was right."
It is not yet clear if Kahn will receive a fine for his comments. Kahn was fined $50,000 last summer for his comments about the marijuana use of Michael Beasley.