There has been some chatter out of the Twin Cities about whether or not Rick Adelman will return next season as the Timberwolves’ head coach. Adelman is still under contract and the team would love to have him back, but the health concerns surrounding his wife have caused many to think he may not return and opt to spend more time with his wife. However, Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com is reporting that the Timberwolves’ GM Flip Saunders fully expects Adelman to return as the team’s head coach next season:
“We’ve talked every day, every other day,” Saunders said during a break at the adidas Eurocamp. “He talks about his staff, he talks about players. We were talking the other day about offenses that I ran, offenses that he ran. Talking just the basketball talk. The talks that we’ve had leads me to believe that he’s going to be back.
“My assumption is just like when I coached. No one really asked me if I was coming back or not. You’re under contract. You’re part of expectations…. And if