Minnesota Timberwolves Coach Rick Adelman Announces Retirement
Long time head coach Rick Adelman has announced his retired from coaching today.
He has been the coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves since the 2011-2012 season and most recently lead the team to a 40-42 record, missing the playoffs.
According to the team, he will stay in the organization as a consultant.
Flip announces that Adelman will stay on staff as a consultant with the organization #Twolves
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) April 21, 2014
Over 23 seasons, Adelman coached to a 1,042-749 record with the Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets and Timberwolves.
He reached the finals twice as coach both with the Trail Blazers in which he lost to the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls respectively.
Adelman also enjoyed much success with one of the most famous and talented Kings teams which included players such as, Jason Williams, Chris Webber, Vlade Divac, Mikey, Doug Christie, Peja Stojakovic, among others.
According to Yahoo! Sports Tom Izzo, Fred Hoiberg and Stan Van Gundy are in the running to take over the job next season.
Other reports say University of Florida coach Billy Donovan, former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins to and last season’s NBA Coach of the Year George Karl are also on the list.