HoopsHype Rick Adelman rumors

February 12, 2014 Updates

First, coach Rick Adelman is back after missing Monday’s game and Tuesday’s practice tending to his wife, Mary Kay. Adelman did not want to get into specifics – at all. But he did acknowledge that the absence was due to her health issue. Adelman missed 11 games last season while his wife was treated for seizures. “I really don’t see any reason to talk about it,” Adelman said. “I wasn’t here. It’s just something, my wife had a little problem and that is it.” Later, Adelman asked if his wife would be OK. “Its’ OK,” he said. “I just had to take care of it, and I planned on being here today, and it’s worked out that way. So it’s a good time for the All-Star break, even though we’re in Minnesota with the snow and cold.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

February 10, 2014 Updates

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman missed Monday night’s game against the Houston Rockets due to personal reasons. Adelman is expected back on the sideline for Wednesday’s game against Denver. Assistant coach Terry Porter was set to serve as acting head coach for the game against the Rockets. In his third year as Minnesota’s coach, Adelman missed 11 games in January 2013 to help his wife, Mary Kay, as she suffered from seizures. Minnesota was 2-9 in those games. Washington Times

January 28, 2014 Updates

It's been a frustrating time in Minneapolis for Adelman, who is 1,027-728 in his NBA coaching career along with 79 more wins in the playoffs. He has experienced only four losing seasons in 22 full seasons — his two with Golden State (1995-97), and the last two with Minnesota. "When I took this job, I thought we could turn it around," Adelman says. "The first year was just weeding people out. The second year, we had so many injuries. This year, we've made changes, and it looks better. It is better. But how much better can we be?" Portland Tribune

Adelman's biggest concern is on a personal front. His wife, Mary Kay, went through a period suffering seizures during last season, and Adelman left the team for several weeks during the season. She is stabilized now and living with Adelman in Minneapolis. Their year-round home is in Portland, and Mary Kay spent time before the holidays here, visiting daughters Kathy, Laura and Caitlin in Portland and son Patrick in Salem. "She's doing a lot better," Adelman says of his wife. "She's pretty much doing what she wants now. But she still gets tired, and a lot of that is the medicine she is taking." Portland Tribune

January 16, 2014 Updates
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Coach Rick Adelman said in his pregame interview he feels the same way, suggesting Love find a better way to express that leadership. “At this stage and age, you have to figure out how to say it,” Adelman said. “Because it’s going to be there forever. We dealt with it [Thursday], talked about it. I don’t think there is any reason to talk about it tonight.” That said, Barea admitted he was unhappy when pulled from the game earlier in the fourth quarter than usual and went to the end of the bench to cool off. “I think it looks a little bad that we were at the end of the bench,” he said. “But it’s something that we’ve got to get better at. I think it won’t happen again.” Love, meanwhile, acknowledged the frustration of so many close losses but said there was no locker room problem. “We just need to continue to be ourselves,” he said. “We all like each other. And we had a great shootaround today.’’ Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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December 7, 2013 Updates

Wolves coach Rick Adelman is a grandpa, again. And his son David – a Wolves assistant – and his wife Jenny are new parents to a baby boy. Adelman doesn’t talk after morning shoots, so we don’t know for sure who will start in place of Kevin Love, who is back home after the death of his grandmother. But the guess here is Dante Cunningham. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 1, 2013 Updates

Coach Rick Adelman continues to preach patience, a quality that can unfairly be in short supply when Rubio’s young career is not looked through the proper lens of his early misfortune. “He’s still playing as hard as he did before [the injury], he competes all the time, so I think that’s passed,” Adelman said of Rubio playing through mental barriers of the recovery process as he did for most of last season. “It’s just he needs experience. He’s a young player. He’s only played, combine both years, maybe one season — and half of that he was hurt. So he’s just very young.” NBA.com

November 26, 2013 Updates
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Darren Wolfson: Interesting note from @BreakTheHuddle: Adelman, 67, is the oldest coach in the 4 major sports. Leyland/Manuel/Johnson gone in MLB. #twolves Twitter @DarrenWolfson

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Timberwolves brass has two choices when the final roster spots are filled before opening night, decisions that, barring a trade or free-agent signing, will force Flip Saunders and Rick Adelman to decide between veteran savvy and rookie potential. If it is life experiences they want, fifth-year guard A.J. Price has them and maybe then some. Price was invited to training camp partly because of his connection with new Wolves General Manager Milt Newton from the season they spent together in Washington a year ago, partly because of three seasons with the Pacers and one with the Wizards. And partly because of two transformational years in college when he went two seasons without basketball because of complicated brain surgery and his own decisions. At age 27, he is trying to stay in the NBA with an opportunity he admits was the only real one that didn’t involve playing overseas. He is competing with fellow veteran Othyus Jeffers and rookies Lorenzo Brown and Robbie Hummel for the team’s final two jobs because of what Adelman calls his professionalism and Price himself attributes to life’s lessons learned. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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