MINNEAPOLIS Don't expect to see Rick Adelman stalking the sideline of a Minnesota Timberwolves game in the near future.
The coach, who has missed the team's past six games, has been on a leave while his wife, Mary Kay, is hospitalized. On Friday, the 12th day of Adelman's absence, Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn said he does not expect the coach to return "in the near term."
"I think what Rick would like to do is make certain that his family situation is stabilized so that, if he does return, he feels it will be (permanent) rather than being in and out," Kahn said.
Adelman's son, David Adelman, who serves as a player development coach for the Timberwolves, has been with the team throughout. Assistant coach Terry Porter has served as interim head coach, leading Minnesota to a 1-5 record borne mostly of continued injuries to an already battered roster.
Despite being absent from the team, Adelman is still making the decisions around the Target Center. After ...