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Timberwolves' Saunders: I'm the coach until I say I'm not

  Flip Saunders, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations, says he will also serve as the team's coach ''until I feel we need to move in a different direction.'' Saunders appointed himself last summer to succeed Rick Adelman. Thanks to a rash of injuries and a shift to more of a youth movement, the Wolves went an NBA-worst 16-66. As the season wound down, Saunders...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Saunders: 'I'm the coach until I say I'm not'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Flip Saunders, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations, says he will also serve as the team's coach ''until I feel we need to move in a different direction.'' Saunders appointed himself last summer to succeed Rick Adelman. Thanks to a rash of injuries and a shift to more of a youth movement, the Wolves went an NBA-worst 16-66. As the season wound...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerome Kersey remembered at public memorial in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Former Trail Blazers coach Rick Adelman remembered Jerome Kersey as a gifted athlete who made himself a solid NBA player through hard work. ''He had the athletic skills; he could run, he could jump, and he was strong. Every camp he came to - I told him one time, `Are you trying to be a linebacker or are you trying to be a basketball player?' He always came in...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockets All-Time Starting 5

The Houston Rockets are celebrating their 45th season of NBA basketball in 2011-12, a history that includes back-to-back championships in the 1990s and a host of Hall of Fame superstars dating to the franchise’s 1967 inception in San Diego. After its 1971 move to a city that better suited the team’s nickname, the Rockets have seen many changes take place, such as the mascot shift...
Via Rockets Social
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Sacramento Kings: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content At Hoopstuff… There hasn’t been much positive to say about the Kings for the years. Under Rick Adelman in the early 00s they were an exciting young team with players like Mike Bibby, Chris Webber and Peja Stojakovic and veracious fans that I personally loved to watch. Then their roster...
Via HoopStuff
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves' coaching search far from straightforward

MINNEAPOLIS -- A month ago, it may have seemed so simple. Rick Adelman saunters off into retirement. Flip Saunders identifies a shortlist of candidates to replace him, brings a few in for some face time and picks one to usher in the next era of Timberwolves hoops. But this is the NBA coaching carousel, where any expectation of straightforwardness represents either naivety, gullibility...
Via Fox Sports North
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves' offseason goals include finding coach, locking up Love

MINNEAPOLIS -- Since Rick Adelman's retirement and the subsequent wave of speculation regarding replacement candidates, chatter has gone quiet on the Timberwolves' coaching-search front. Part of that's because the playoffs are in full swing, and some potential interviewees are preoccupied. Part of it's because president of basketball operations Flip Saunders, the organization's former...
Via Fox Sports North
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders on coaching Timberwolves: 'I don’t really see that scenario’

With Rick Adelman announcing his retirement this week, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders will have his first opportunity to hire his own coach. Might he hire himself? Saunders, who was rumored to be a finalist for the head coach job with the Minnesota Golden Gophers, where he once played, before taking the […] The post Wolves president Flip...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing resumes of pro, college coaches for Wolves job

MINNEAPOLIS -- Experience versus exuberance. Proven reliability against upside. As the Timberwolves front office parses through potential replacements for retiring coach Rick Adelman, its members must decide how much importance to place on NBA head-man pedigree. One pool of candidates boasts plenty, while the other has none. Along with offensive aptitude, star Kevin Love's appeasement...
Via Fox Sports North
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Three coaches relieved on NBA’s black Monday

The Knicks, Timberwolves and Jazz will be search for new coaches now that the regular season has officially ended. The Knicks announced they were relieving Mike Woodson of his coaching duties. Rick Adelman announced his retirement as head coach of the Timberwolves. And the Jazz announced they would not be renewing Tyrone Corbin’s contract. All three coaching decisions were expected...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Three coaches relieved on NBA’s black Monday

The Knicks, Timberwolves and Jazz will be search for new coaches now that the regular season has officially ended. The Knicks announced they were relieving Mike Woodson of his coaching duties. Rick Adelman announced his retirement as head coach of the Timberwolves. And the Jazz announced they would not be renewing Tyrone Corbin’s contract. All three coaching decisions were expected...
Via Bloguin Best
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Coach Rick Adelman Retires After 23 Years In NBA

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman has decided to retire after 23 seasons in the NBA. The decision Monday brings to an end a celebrated coaching career that includes 1,042 victories, eighth on the NBA’s career list. He coached Western Conference powers in Portland and Sacramento and also had stops in Golden State and Houston. Adelman said the time is right...
Via NESN.com
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jazz will not bring back Ty Corbin next year

With the NBA Playoffs going on, it’s time for coaching moves for teams who did not make it. On Monday, Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman retired today after 23 seasons in the NBA, Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks fired head coach Mike Woodson. On Monday afternoon, Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated reported that the Jazz announced […]
Via Full Scale Sports
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Saunders: Wolves looking for new coach with track record of success

MINNEAPOLIS -- The next chapter of Minnesota Timberwolves basketball began Monday when head coach Rick Adelman announced what many anticipated: he's retiring after 23 seasons as an NBA coach. While Adelman can enjoy his retirement and spend more time with his family, Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders has a busy time ahead of him. He and owner Glen Taylor...
Via Fox Sports North
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Adelman Retires As Head Coach

Rick Adelman retired from coaching in the NBA after 23 seasons as a head coach. Adelman will remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves in a consultant role. Adelman ranks eighth all-time in NBA coaching wins with a 1042-749 (.582 winning percentage) career record in 23 seasons as a head coach. Adelman took over a Wolves team prior to the 2011-12 campaign that had won 15 and 17...
Via RealGM
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Adelman Announces His Retirement

The Minnesota Timberwolves’ coach Rick Adelman announced his retirement today. The 67-year-old has coached for Portland (1988-1994), Golden State (1995-1997), Sacramento (1998-2006),  Houston (2007-2011), and lastly, Minnesota (2011-2014). Adelman’s teams have reached the playoffs in 16 of his 23 seasons. He coached in 1890 regular season games and have a record of 1042 wins...
Via The Garbage Time
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves coach Rick Adelman Retires

After a storied 23-year coaching career, Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman has retired. Adelman coached the Blazers (six seasons; 89-94), Warriors (two seasons; 96-97), Kings (eight seasons; 99-06), Rockets (four seasons; 07-11), and the Timberwolves (three seasons; 12-14). Here’s Rick Adelman’s career coaching breakdown. Adelman, now 67 years old, finishes his career with a record […]
Via Full Scale Sports
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman announces retirement

MINNEAPOLIS -- Venerated, yet underrated. Innovative, yet fundamental. And now, history. Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman announced his retirement Thursday, confirming season-long notions he'd coach his last regular-season game when Minnesota hosted Utah on Wednesday, April 16. With an ailing wife he loves dearly at his side and more than two decades of successes, failures and tight...
Via Fox Sports North
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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 Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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 ice bucket soothing...
Via Fox Sports North
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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.
Via FOXSports.com
April 08, 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...
Via Fox Sports North
April 08, 2014  |  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 a rotation short...
Via Fox Sports North
April 01, 2014  |  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 great knack of stealing the ball...
Via Fox Sports North
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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