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Rick Adelman expected to return to Timberwolves

Jun 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

Rick Adelman, Mary Kay Adelman AP

This is good news for the Timberwolves. It might be better news for the Adelmans.

The Timberwolves are expecting Rick Adelman to return next season as coach, reports Scott Howard-Cooper of

Every indication points to Rick Adelman returning as coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, president Flip Saunders said, apparently resolving one of the many prominent issues in front of Saunders early in his tenure as head of basketball operations…

“We’ve talked every day, every other day,” Saunders said during a break at the adidas Eurocamp. “He talks about his staff, he talks about players. We were talking the other day about offenses that I ran, offenses that he ran. Talking just the basketball talk. The talks that we’ve had leads me to believe that he’s going to be back.”

Adelman is under contract for next season. He was away from the team for an extended period of time this season to tend to his ill wife. He had said the only reason he wouldn’t return next season is that he needed to be with her.

So not only is this good news for the Timberwolves, it’s good news for the Adelman family. We only wish them the best.

  1. pistolpete0903 - Jun 11, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    A focused Adelman (have admiration for this guy, very underrated coach), along with a healthy roster will make the T’wolves a very dangerous team in the Western conference next year. The operative term being ‘healthy’

  2. lbeezyse - Jun 11, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Now to address the major issue. Get a new medical/training staff. A team can’t compete when half of their starters are on IR. Oh, & a wing player. Granger anyone? Also, resign Pek now!

  3. azarkhan - Jun 11, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    One of the all time great coaches in the NBA. Nice to see that Timberwolves management has more sense than their counterparts who run the Grizzlies, Nuggets, or Clippers.

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