KR: [Laughs.] My contract is signed. We're still working on Ricky Rubio.
DP: Give me an update. I have a bet with your president, David Kahn, that Rubio is not going to be playing for you anytime soon.
KR: He wants to come here. The trouble is dealing with [Rubio's Spanish team, Joventut] and the buyout they're demanding. The contract Ricky signed last year was probably ill-advised. There's only so much this organization can contribute to the buyout—half a million dollars. So Ricky and his representatives are going to have to come up with the rest of it, and right now they don't have the funds.
DP: How about a telethon?
KR: Can I put you on hold and call David Kahn? [Laughs.]
DP: Would you have drafted him?
KR: That's an unfair question. Being involved in the NBA season, I just don't have the time to follow college or European players.
DP: I thought Steph Curry made more sense for you guys.
KR: [Rubio] has a tremendous flair for the game, court vision and a passion about playing. He's got an awful lot to learn when it comes to this level. We feel he's going to be terrific at some point.
DP: Do you have a winter coat?