David Kahn, Wolves president of basketball operations from 2009-13, is reportedly a candidate for UNLV's athletic director job.

Kahn became famous (infamous, really) for presiding over numerous questionable draft choices in Minnesota — most notably in the first draft he ran in 2009, when the Wolves passed twice on selecting Stephen Curry.

But there he was in a recent Las Vegas Review Journal story, listed as a possible candidate to be the athletic director at UNLV. In addition to his work with the Wolves, the paper noted Kahn was credited with helping UCLA renovate Pauley Pavilion as a consultant.

The other four listed potential candidates, though, are either former or current high-ranking college athletics administration officials. Kahn would have to be considered a dark horse among that bunch. Then again, who would have imagined he would have been hired by the Wolves in 2009?

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