Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 1/16/13
MINNEAPOLIS Rick Adelman visited with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday morning, offering his team something of a pep talk before returning to his wife, who is hospitalized.Adelman didn't lead practice he hasn't in more than a week and assistant coach Terry Porter will remain in charge at least through Thursday's game against the Clippers at the Target Center. Even so, players gave the sense that the visit from their coach had energized them, or at least offered them some encouragement for the effort they've put out despite being so shorthanded.There is still no timetable for Adelman's return, and Porter said the only directive the coach gave him for Thursday was to win. (Against a 30-9 Clippers team, that's easier said than done.) Adelman has been in contact with his coaching staff during his absence his son, player development coach David Adelman, has been with the team throughout and he's been watching all the games, offering his players advice about things he'd notice...
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