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  1. Timberwolves introduce Rick Adelman, everyone plays nice

    Sep 28, 2011, 4:12 PM EST

    Rick Adelman

    Eventually, there is going to be some tension in Minnesota. There is GM David Kahn in the last year of his deal. New coach Rick Adelman brings with him real gravitas and will have say on player/personnel issues. You can see the friction coming. But at Adelman’s introductory press conference on Wednesday it was “smiles…

  2. NBA draftees at EuroBasket: Kanter looks good, Rubio not so much

    Sep 20, 2011, 2:13 PM EST

    Spain's basketball player Ricky Rubio talks to the media after the presentation of the Spanish basketball team for the upcoming Eurobasket 2011 championships at Madrid's Arena

    We tried to watch as much of EuroBasket as we could, and when the games were on our eyes were were drawn to recent NBA draftees who have not been in the league. Frankly, I know Pau Gasol is amazingly skilled. I know Joakim Noah can defend. I know Tony Parker is dangerous when he…

  3. Maybe Adelman came to Minnesota in spite of GM Kahn

    Sep 13, 2011, 10:25 AM EST

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    It is official — the Minnesota Timberwolves have announced that they have reached a deal with Rick Adelman to become the franchises next head coach. Sure, PBT and every other news outlet in America reported that yesterday, but now the team is confirming it. But is Adelman doing this in spite of GM David Kahn?…

  4. Adelman’s deal with Timberwolves four years, $20 million

    Sep 13, 2011, 8:27 AM EST

    Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors

    Money was always the biggest potential stumbling block to Rick Adelman coming to coach the Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota has been a notoriously cheap franchise. Owner Glen Taylor has a mid-market team and he ran it on a budget. It explained things like why former coach Kurt Rambis was embarrassingly left to twist in the wind…

  5. Give David Kahn credit, he hit a home run this summer

    Sep 12, 2011, 8:42 PM EST

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    Kicking Timberwolves General Manager David Kahn has been a favorite past time of bloggers and NBA writers for years. With reason. There were moves like brining in Kurt Rambis as coach to run the triangle offense — an offense minimizes traditional point guard play — then instantly drafting Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn back-to-back at…

  6. Update: It’s official, Rick Adelman is Timberwolves new coach

    Sep 12, 2011, 5:45 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Boston Celtics

    UPDATE 5:45 pm: It’s official, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune has two sources confirming what has been expected — Rick Adelman is the new head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Expect and official announcement from the team soon. That’s twice now that Kevin Love broke on twitter that the Wolves hired  a new coach.…

  7. Is Rick Adelman really a good fit for young Minnesota?

    Sep 12, 2011, 2:39 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors

    Rick Adelman is in negotiations to become the next head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. This should be quick and clean because as we’ve said before, the Timberwolves knew the price ballpark coming into the talks — $5 million per year and maybe five years guaranteed. There should be no sticker shock. I’ve also been…

  8. Report: Adelman near deal to become Timberwolves coach

    Sep 10, 2011, 3:27 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Boston Celtics

    If this happens, David Kahn will have won the summer. After having a second interview and some discussions about money, it appears that Rick Adelman is near a deal to take over as the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, reports Bill Ingram at HoopsWorld. Sources close to the situation told HOOPSWORLD that Adelman is…

  9. Report: Adelman wants $25 million guaranteed from Wolves

    Sep 9, 2011, 4:17 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Phoenix Suns

    Rick Adelman has interviewed twice to be the head coach in Minnesota, met the owner, he has a good relationship with the star player, likes to have his team run and just generally is the perfect fit on paper for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Yet, no deal so far. Why not? It’s about the money. It’s…

  10. What the Timberwolves should do when the lockout ends…

    Sep 8, 2011, 1:15 PM EST

    Draft Timberwolves Basketball

    This is the third installment of PBT’s series of “What your team should do when the lockout ends.” Today it’s the Minnesota Timberwolves. You can also read up on the Lakers and Mavericks as we start to work our way through all 30 NBA teams. It was a rough year for the Timberwolves last season.…

  11. Ricky Rubio is struggling at EuroBasket. Time to worry?

    Sep 2, 2011, 3:46 PM EST

    Ricky Rubio of Spain eyes the ball durin

    This was the guy the Minnesota Timberwolves have been banking on since they drafted him three years ago. Ricky Rubio, the Spanish sensation who has been playing at the highest level of European ball since he was 16. The guy with the rare gift of natural court vision. He has been a mess through three…

  12. Apparently Michael Beasley’s wrist is not broken after all

    Sep 1, 2011, 9:21 AM EST

    Michael Beasley

    In the future, we should note even the most reliable reports out of China need to be taken with grains of salt. One of those reports was that Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley likely fractured a wrist while in a tournament in China. Turns out there is no fracture, tweeted ESPN’s Ric Bucher. Report on Michael…

  13. Report: Adelman leaves Minnesota with no offer, no promise

    Aug 30, 2011, 9:41 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Phoenix Suns

    That’s two meetings with front office of Minnesota — the second one including owner Glen Taylor — and Rick Adelman still does not have an offer to be the head coach of the Timberwolves. Leaving without an offer is not that big a deal, the question is will one be coming? Ric Bucher at ESPN.com…

  14. Report: Adelman flying to Minnesota to meet with owner

    Aug 29, 2011, 10:30 PM EST

    rick adelman

    Rick Adelman’s flirtation with Minnesota Timberwolves has gotten serious enough that he is flying back to Minnesota to meet the team’s owner. That’s another sign that this deal is looking more and more likely, and this report comes from Ric Bucher of ESPN. Two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on…

  15. Winderman: Beasley injury could give other players pause

    Aug 29, 2011, 12:46 PM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    The NBA-headed-overseas movement appears to be at a waiting-to-exhale moment. For weeks, the “What if?” scenarios of the supposed mass migration were ones mostly reduced to whispers. What if an NBA player is injured overseas? What if such an injury impacted an existing contract? What if overseas insurance doesn’t cover every eventuality? According to a…

  16. Michael Beasley may have broken wrist in China

    Aug 29, 2011, 11:06 AM EST

    New York Knicks v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Reports out of China are a little sketchy, but it could be bad news for Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley. First there is this tweet from Rijay Wang (via Hoopshype): Report: Michael Beasley suffered wrist injury in Sunday night at China Championships, had to get wrist re-examined, possible wrist break. Here is the link to the…

  17. Report: Adelman, Timberwolves agree to pay range

    Aug 29, 2011, 10:03 AM EST

    Houston Rockets v Boston Celtics

    It looks like Rick Adelman is one step closer to being the next head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Which in and of itself seems like a minor miracle. One of the nagging questions about the Wolves landing Adelman (who would seem the perfect fit on paper) is if they could afford him — he…

  18. Kevin Love is good with Rick Adelman as Wolves coach

    Aug 26, 2011, 8:46 AM EST

    Kevin Love,

    Rick Adelman may be the next Minnesota Timberwolves coach. We know he interviewed for the job this week and there appears to be mutual interest, but there remain questions and until we see a name on the doted line nothing is certain. The key for any coach in the NBA now is player management. Yes,…

  19. Report: Adelman “definitely interested” in Timberwolves

    Aug 25, 2011, 6:48 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Boston Celtics

    Rick Adelman had his interview this week with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the situation was a little bit upside down — rather than the coach having to sell the team on him, it was the team that needed to sell Adelman on the job. They wanted him, but did he want them. Apparently so, if…

  20. Video: Derrick Williams can finish at the rim

    Aug 25, 2011, 1:49 PM EST

    Derrick Williams

    Derrick Williams was the clear No. 2 pick in the last NBA draft because he can score. He’s athletic and scouts saw him as a guy who could almost immediately get you some buckets at the NBA level. This is why. This is some video of Williams at the Elite 24 Midnight Run with Brandon…

  21. Report: Adelman left Minnesota without an offer. Yet.

    Aug 24, 2011, 8:14 AM EST

    rick adelman

    We have a piece of the puzzle, but it is without enough other pieces to let us see the entire picture. Yet. We’ve told you a lot of things leading up to yesterday’s events: That Rick Adelman flew out to Minnesota Tuesday to meet with Timberwolves GM David Kahn and other top brass; that he…

  22. Rick Adelman to meet with Timberwolves Tuesday

    Aug 23, 2011, 2:10 PM EST

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    Last we heard from Rick Adelman, he didn’t sound like a guy that eager to coach next season. (If there is a next season. Man I’m sick of writing that phrase.) But that seems to be changing. Maybe it’s time away from the game. Maybe it’s the Ricky Rubio effect. Maybe he’s willing to do…

  23. Timberwolves’ Derrick Williams working out with Kobe

    Aug 22, 2011, 4:02 PM EST

    Derrick Williams

    I don’t know how good No. 2 overall pick Derrick Williams is going to be as a pro. Probably pretty good, especially as a scorer, but we don’t know what his ceiling is. Timberwolves fans, this however is a good sign. Monday he is having his first summer workout with Kobe Bryant. Williams tweeted it…

  24. Report: Wolves choices go Adelman, then Nelson or Mitchell

    Aug 20, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Boston Celtics

    Maybe you’d forgotten that the Minnesota Timberwolves still don’t have a coach. And why rush, really? The season’s not due to start for two more months, and even then, the lockout will probably hold it off until much later, possibly months. So getting on the ball about a coach isn’t really an urgent matter. But…

  25. Minnesota may get around to choosing a coach this week

    Aug 16, 2011, 7:57 PM EST

    Timberwolves Kahn Basketball

    When Pistons GM Joe Dumars was asked why he moved quickly to bring in new head coach Lawrence Frank in the middle of the lockout, he said that if you want to change the energy of your organization you should not wait. The Minnesota Timberwolves have gone the other direction. GM David Kahn let former…

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