MINNEAPOLIS Mary Kay told him to do it.
At least, that's what Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman said Tuesday when he confirmed one of the NBA's worst-kept secrets, that his wife has been suffering from unexplained seizures. Until then, Adelman had been evasive about her health problems, and rightfully so; when he rejoined the team Monday after three weeks away, the coach was wary of giving any details beyond that she was back at home and progressing.
That was plenty, and more, really, than anyone needed or deserved to know. Reports circulated that seizures were the unspecified illness, but there was nothing confirmed by the team or coach, and at that point, Mary Kay Adelman made her decision.
"My wife got a little upset," Adelman said, coming as close to laughing as he had since returning to the team Monday. "She said, Why don't you just tell them what's going on?' I said, Well, what do you want me to tell them?'
"She had some seizures, and it's just a process now. We don't know why....