One of the most veteran coaches in the National Basketball Association had been eyed as the next coach of the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves in the next NBA season. Rick Adelman according to reports is the strong contender to replace Kurt Rambis as the next coach of the Timberwolves. Adelman is set to meet with team owners to discuss the possibility of becoming the new coach of the NBA Western Conference team.
Although there other candidates for position, the 65-year-old Adelman is considered the top candidate since he has a strong relationship with Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn. The other candidates for the position as coach of the Timberwolves were Terry Porter, Mike Woodson, Don Nelson, Larry Brown and Bernie Bickerstaff. If ever Adelman gets the job, it would be a great news to the Timberwolves organization since he ca n help in developing the young stars of the team lead by Derrick Williams, Ricky Rubio, Wes Johnson and Michael Beasley.
Adelman is 945-616 in 20 seasons as a head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. while coaching Adelman usually runs the kind of up-tempo, free-flowing offensive system. It was learned that the same coaching philosophy is what Khan wanted to install in Minnesota ever since he took over in 2009. He has coached 19 full seasons, leading the Blazers to the NBA finals in 1990 and 1992. He also coached the Warriors to back-to-back losing seasons in 1995-96 and `96-97, the only times he has coached a full season and had a team finish with a losing record.