Izzo, Hoiberg, Stan Van Gundy On Wolves' Coaching Wish List

Tom Izzo, Fred Hoiberg and Stan Van Gundy are on the Minnesota Timberwolves' coaching search list assuming Rick Adelman leaves, according to sources. Izzo and Hoiberg have never coached in the NBA, though the latter was formerly in the Wolves' front office. Van Gundy has been out of coaching since 11-12.
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For Adelman, family has always come first

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mary Kay Adelman sat regally four rows behind the Timberwolves bench, her gaze rarely straying away from her husband. When it did, it was to coddle her 5-month-old grandson, whom she held for the entire second half and two overtimes that in all likelihood closed out her spouse's Hall of Fame NBA career. Berating officials and wondering how in the heck a Jazz team...
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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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Source says Adelman won't return as Wolves coach

There is no chance — zero — of Rick Adelman returning as Timberwolves head coach next season, according to one of the team’s decision-makers. Look for an announcement to that effect soon. Two college coaches mentioned as candidates to replace Adelman, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo and Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg, aren’t likely to take the job because of their popularity and...
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Report: Rick Adelman Out as TWolves Coach

After Minnesota finished the season missing the playoffs for the 10th year in a row with a record of 40-42, changes could be in the air. According to a Star Tribune report, Head Coach Rick Adelman is gone: There is no chance — zero — of Rick Adelman returning as Timberwolves head coach next season, according to one of the team’s decision-makers. Look for an announcement...
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Wolves end year with tough-to-stomach setback, enter offseason of uncertainty

MINNEAPOLIS -- Silence. The Timberwolves' public relations employee tried to indicate Kevin Love was done taking questions, but someone had to ask it. "Do you expect to be on this team next fall?" the reporter asked, just as the postgame media scrum was about to be shooed away. Love didn't say a word, just staring blankly past his heavily wrapped knees into the...
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Minnesota Timberwolves: Season Grade And Review

Minnesota Timberwolves: Season Grade And Review By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Record: 41-41- 10th in West and the Analysis: The Timberwolves have arguably the best big man in the NBA in Kevin Love, one of the best centers in Nikola Pekovic, one of the better scoring wings in Kevin Martin, one of the best distributors in Ricky Rubio, a big name coach in Rick Adelman...
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Wolves' season ends on sour note, in double-overtime loss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Trey Burke scored a career-high 32 points to go with nine assists and seven rebounds and the Jazz avoided the worst record since moving to Utah 35 years ago with a 136-130 double overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the season finale Wednesday night. Gordon Hayward had 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, and Derrick Favors added 21 points and...
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Kings rally to squeak past Timberwolves

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Ray McCallum hit back-to-back 3-pointers in a pivotal stretch midway through the fourth quarter, DeMarcus Cousins had 35 points and 15 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-103 on Sunday night. The Kings trailed by 11 in the third quarter and were down 82-81 before going on an 11-2 run to go in front for good. Cousins, who...
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Tired Timberwolves fall back to .500

MINNEAPOLIS -- When data from the Timberwolves' 2013-14 season gets punched into the game program, certain metrics will stick out like a chuckhole on Hennepin Avenue. Twelve losses by four points or fewer. Four wins in 19 tries on the second day of back-to-backs. A near league-worst opponent field-goal percentage of 47. But after Minnesota's 102-87 loss to Chicago on Wednesday...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cunningham active for Minnesota's matchup with San Antonio

MINNEAPOLIS -- After his second arrest in four days, Dante Cunningham is back with the Timberwolves. The reserve forward will be active and available to play in Tuesday night's game against the Spurs, Minnesota coach Rick Adelman told reporters before the contest. Cunningham wound up in jail Thursday and was later charged with felony domestic assault, posted bail Friday, played...
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9 days ago  |  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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As 'weird year' winds down, Adelman's retirement could be looming

Rick Adelman is the league's winningest active coach, but one of the most trying campaigns of his 23-year career -- combined with his wife's health issues -- have fueled speculation he may retire after the season.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves trying to remain resilient through adversity

MINNEAPOLIS -- Weary, worn and wondering just how more tumultuous the end of an already erratic can become, the Timberwolves gathered for one of their final practices Monday afternoon at the Lifetime Fitness training center. Then they did everything put practice. In the trained eye of coach Rick Adelman, it makes little sense to put an attrition-rocked roster through a full set of...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves improved from 3 this season -- but just barely

MINNEAPOLIS -- Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders calls it "popcorn basketball." It's the kind of half-court offense Rick Adelman's perfected in 23 years as a head coach -- passes popping from one set of hands to the other, while off-the-ball screens open the next target for his turn to receive the rock. Eventually, the opposition falls...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Muhammad, Minnesota reserves display resiliency despite loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- Shabazz Muhammad was nowhere to be found after Minnesota's 114-104 loss to the Clippers on Monday night. The Timberwolves rookie isn't wont to stick around long following games, disappearing into the Minneapolis night about as quickly as he exploits open paths to the basket. It's been a rocky inaugural campaign for the 21-year-old, whose playing time has...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rubio sets franchise record for steals

With a steal 3 minutes, 28 seconds into Sunday's game at Brooklyn, Rubio cemented himself among the greatest thieves in Timberwolves history. Rubio's takeaway from Joe Johnson was the point guard's 176th this season, breaking current Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin's previous mark set in 1989-90 -- the franchise's first year of existence. "He's always had a...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves may try to lure Hoiberg

The Minnesota Timberwolves are at a crossroads, The team will miss the playoffs again. Head coach Rick Adelman might step down and star forward Kevin Love might be traded,  force his way out of town or play out his contract, which is up after next season and leave in free agency.The offseason focus will undoubtedly be on what happens with Love, but the coaching situation bears...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Adelman May Step Down In Offseason, Wolves Could Pursue Hoiberg

Rick Adelman nearly walked away from coaching last offseason and sources say he's convinced more than a few people in team circles that he'll opt out of the final season of his deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Adelman is 67 and his wife has been dealing with a persistent illness.
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Pekovic practices, but a Friday return remains doubtful

Wolves center Nikola Pekovic, who has missed six straight games with ankle bursitis, took some part in the Wolves’ practice Thursday. But he still appears doubtful for Friday’s game against the Lakers at Target Center. “He did a little bit, yes,” coach Rick Adelman said. “But there is nothing changed. We’ll see how [he] feels tomorrow.’’ That means Gorgui Dieng...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Adelman May Step Down In Offseason, Wolves Could Pursue Hoiberg

Rick Adelman nearly walked away from coaching last offseason and sources say he's convinced more than a few people in team circles that he'll opt out of the final season of his deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Adelman is 67 and his wife has been dealing with a persistent illness. Fred Hoiberg is widely regarded as the most NBA-ready coach in college and he was an executive...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace says Rick Adelman is Jay-Z of coaching

About a month ago Metta World Peace was bought out by the New York Knicks. Now that he is not playing in the league he has more time on his hands to share his opinions to the world via Twitter. Metta loves to give honest, upfront albeit odd opinions on basketball. Today, Metta gave compared Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman to a famous rapper. Fill free to draw whatever conclusions...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' rotation problems have confounded Adelman

MINNEAPOLIS -- Anyone who's attended, watched or caught up on highlights of a Timberwolves game this season has seen it. That classic Rick Adelman expression. Palms turned skyward, arms outstretched, eyes widened in befuddlement. A call he doesn't agree with draws it. So does an erratic Alexey Shved air ball. And after trying -- and failing -- all season to establish an effective...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves don't have enough to give after heartbreaking loss

From the start Monday night in Memphis, the Timberwolves looked like a team that knows it's reached the end of the line. The Grizzlies defeated Minnesota by a 109-92 score, furthering their playoff hopes while shoving their adversary further into the lottery sludge. But the Timberwolves appeared defeated long before the final buzzer sounded at FedEx Forum. "We got off to...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves left wondering what went wrong, again

MINNEAPOLIS -- For three quarters, the Timberwolves demonstrated to a raucous, plethoric Target Center what might've been this season. Then, in the final 12 minutes of yet another squandered whack at respectability, 17,866 spectators were reminded of reality. All told, Minnesota is a better team than it was last season -- three wins better, at the moment -- and a heck of a lot...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

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