Adelman leaves Minnesota without offer
Rick Adelman left Minneapolis without a coaching offer after meeting Tuesday with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, ESPN.com reported.
According to the report, Adelman also was not promised an offer at a later date. He met last week with Wolves general manager David Kahn and returned this week to meet with Taylor.
Minnesota fired Kurt Rambis well after the season ended and is the only NBA team without a coach. Adelman is considered a candidate along with Terry Porter, Don Nelson, Larry Brown, Bernie Bickerstaff and Sam Mitchell, a former Wolves player and Coach of the Year with Toronto in 2007.
Adelman has a 945-616 record with Portland, Golden State, Sacramento and Houston. He has had just two losing seasons – both with Golden State – and reached the NBA Finals twice with Portland.
Whomever the Wolves hire will have their work cut out for them. Minnesota has not made the playoffs since 2004 and is coming of consecutive seasons of at least 65 losses under Rambis.