Most are considering Rick Adelman a ‘dream hire’ for the Timberwolves that could very well be the answer to all their problems.
Rick Adelman, 65, began in the NBA as a player when he was selected in the 7th round of the 1968 NBA Draft—79th overall. He spent just six season in the League before retiring in 1975, but that was only the beginning for Adelman. In 1988 he returned to the NBA as a head coach for the Portland Trailblazers he was there from 88-93, from 1995-97 he coached the Golden State Warriors, from 1999-2006 he was the head coach of the Sacramento Kings and most recently from 2007-2011 he was the head coach of the Houston Rockets, before being ‘let go’ earlier this summer—and replaced by former Wolves GM & Head Coach—Kevin McHale.
In his 20 year coaching career, Adelman has amassed a 945-616 record (.605 winning percentage).
In my opinion this would definitely be the ideal hire for the Timberwolves, the other VERY intriguing candidate seems to be Don Nelson. My only concern with this process is that with the Wolves still owing Rambis over $4M, is owner Glen Taylor willing to shell out some cash to get a great head coach, or are we going to start all over again with bargain coach that’ll get the Wolves nowhere….?