Rick Adelman named Timberwolves coach, sources indicate
|Rick Adelman is coming to save us!|
Welcome to Minnesota, Rick!
The naming of Adelman is not yet official, but the Timberwolves and Adelman had been close to ironing out a contract in recent days, according to Sports Illustrated's sources.
The news became semi-official this afternoon, in the same way that so many great things come to light: Kevin Love's Twitter feed.
First, the announcement from Love, which doesn't name anyone, but makes a sly allusion to Adelman's previous job as coach of the Houston Rockets:
Houston, we have a coach.
Love's announcement, if it bears out, is actually a pretty legitimate score for the Wolves, who had previously relied on famously feisty white players from the 1980's -- Kurt Rambis, Kevin McHale -- or obscure basketball men who've since disappeared from the earth -- Randy Wittman, Dwane Casey -- to sit on the bench.
In the early 2000s, Adelman coached the visually spectacular Sacramento Kings, exciting teams that passed brilliantly, won tons of games, and nearly toppled the Kobe-Shaq Lakers.
The Star Tribune reports that Adelman was seeking a five year, $25 million deal.
This is really great news for the Timberwolves, especially if they ever play another basketball game.