Found February 16, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS No one said it wouldn't be dramatic. When the Houston Rockets faced the Timberwolves for the first time this season, on Jan. 23 at the Target Center, emotion was expected. Former Timberwolves' coach and general manager, Minnesota native Kevin McHale, was returning to Minneapolis for the first time as an opposing coach. He was bringing with him Rick Adelman's former team, a group of players who had spoken out publicly against their former coach's departure last summer. They missed Adelman, and McHale must have missed Minnesota just a little. He must have felt a certain pang of pride as he watched the success of Kevin Love, a player who he was at least partially responsible for bringing to the Timberwolves. That was the story line, or so everyone thought. But McHale denied the inherent strangeness of the situation, making what was disconcerting McHale on the away bench into something almost awkward. Adelman, for his part, acknowledged that his team in...
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