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Rick Adelman wins 1,000th game (VIDEO)

Apr 8, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT

Congratulation to Rick Adelman, who on Saturday became only the eighth coach in NBA history to reach 1,000 wins.

He coached some amazing teams — he reached the finals twice with the Portland Trail Blazers and was the man in the salad days in Sacramento when they won 50 games or more five straight years. Plus there were the years he had Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming in Houston. He is one of just a handful of coaches that can, in my mind, take over a team and instantly make them dramatically better.

Adelman is going to win a lot more games as well — he fronts a good Minnesota team that was taken down by injuries this year but should be a playoff team next year if they can stay healthy.

  1. danielcp0303 - Apr 8, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    This guy is just the best. The NBA will miss a great coach when he decides to call it a career.

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 8, 2013 at 1:06 PM

      the best, ever?
      I have a lot of respect for him even before he got 1000 wins but he
      is not the best he never got the ring, that guy in LA has 11 of the
      awful looking bling blings.

      • danielcp0303 - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:16 PM

        Read my comment again, then tell me how you came up with your previous conclusion.

      • kirbydud22 - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:17 PM

        I don’t see best ever?? Just the guy is great…must be from LA even tho half those rings were won else where

    • divan22 - Apr 9, 2013 at 1:37 PM

      best (noun) – that which is the most excellent, outstanding, or desirable.

      You said Adelman was “the best”. Meaning he’s better than all other coaches. That’s what it means to be “he best”

      I’m assuming you meant it as a euphemism, but you were still technically incorrect. Which is why you got called out on it.

  2. broadstbully - Apr 8, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    In fairness to everyone, today’s blogosphere promotes the assumption of implication which seems to have led to this agreement. When he said “the best”, I think he was merely stating it as a form of endearment, not proclaiming that Adelman is actually “The BEST”. Back to the subject at hand, though; congrats to coach Adelman, one of the best to never get a ring.

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