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Rick Adelman reportedly won’t be back as Timberwolves coach

Rick Adelman’s tenure as the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves is over after only three underwhelming seasons, according to the venerable and surprisingly still well-connected Star Tribune sportscolumnist Sid Hartman. Hartman writes on Thursday that a source of factors ultimately will contribute to Adelman’s departure, beginning and ending with the health of his wife,...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

As 'weird year' winds down, Adelman's retirement could be looming

MINNEAPOLIS -- Even before the season commenced, Rick Adelman bore the appearance of a man whittled down by decades of coaching in the NBA. His wrinkled complexion, gray hair and tired eyes lent credence to the stresses of a summer spent deciding whether or not to continue coaching or hang up the whistle. Five months, 76 games and a fistful of frustrating setbacks later, he doesn...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves Wednesday: Adelman returns, in good spirits

MINNEAPOLIS -- Rick Adelman missed the Timberwolves' game Monday and practice Tuesday for the same reason he stepped aside temporarily last season. But the head coach says his wife, after suffering a minor health setback, is in stable shape. "It's just something, my wife had a little problem and that is it," Adelman said before Wednesday's game against Denver, Minnesota's last before...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman to miss game

The Timberwolves say coach Rick Adelman will miss Monday night's game against Houston due to personal reasons. While Adelman is away from the team, forward Kevin Love says he will be back in the lineup after missing one game with a bruised left quadriceps. Adelman is expected to be back on the sideline for Wednesday's game with Denver. Assistant Terry Porter will serve as the acting...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves' Rick Adelman has extensive coaching tree

MINNEAPOLIS -- When you stick in this profession as long asRick Adelman has, you're bound to develop a vast web of protgs.Former players, past assistants and family members havebenefitted greatly from the Timberwolves coach's influence. What began with theBlazers -- Minnesota's opponent Wednesday night at home -- and took Adelman toGolden State, Sacramento, Houston and now the Twin...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Rick Adelman wants Wolves players to fend for themselves more often

MINNEAPOLIS -- Let them learn. Minnesota's near-disastrous start Wednesday against Philadelphia didn't just give the Timberwolves a chance to erase a large deficit for the first time all season. It granted a window into one of coach Rick Adelman's central philosophies. Kevin Love describes it as "you dug this hole for yourself. You've got to get out of it." During a 20-3 run in...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Rick Adelman shortening rotation, using fewer players off bench

MINNEAPOLIS -- Rick Adelman tried.The Timberwolves coach attempted to deploy a deeper bench.He wanted to give some of his younger, unproven players an early-season shot atproving their worth. He hoped to maximize his starters' output by keeping theirlegs fresher.So far, 11 games into the season, it hasn't worked. Sorather than rotate in en masse, Adelman's turned to mixing and matching...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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