HoopsHype Rick Adelman rumors

July 10, 2013 Updates
July 9, 2013 Updates

Darren Wolfson: Sense I get after checking: no on #Twolves-Artest. Caveat: Rick Adelman, who hasn't chimed in, could fight for. But right now, it's a no. Twitter @DarrenWolfson

July 3, 2013 Updates
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In a move that will hurt one Western Conference contender and perhaps create another, the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms with former Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Kevin Martin on a four-year contract that could be worth as much as $30 million. "Minny was my first option outside OKC, so I've got to take it," Martin told USA TODAY Sports shortly after giving a verbal agreement on the deal that can't be formalized until the free agency moratorium lifts on July 10. "Especially being (with coach Rick) Adelman, and their starting lineup just needed a two-guard, so I feel like it's a perfect fit. I'm not one to play around. I know where my heart is." USA Today Sports

June 29, 2013 Updates

Taylor passed along that coach Rick Adelman's wife, Mary Kay, is driving again. She continues her battle against seizures. Unless something unforeseen happens between now and opening night, Taylor said Rick will be back for the 2013-14 season. 1500 ESPN

June 24, 2013 Updates
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Every indication points to Rick Adelman returning as coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, president Flip Saunders said, apparently resolving one of the many prominent issues in front of Saunders early in his tenure as head of basketball operations. NBA.com

“We’ve talked every day, every other day,” Saunders said during a break at the adidas Eurocamp. “He talks about his staff, he talks about players. We were talking the other day about offenses that I ran, offenses that he ran. Talking just the basketball talk. The talks that we’ve had leads me to believe that he’s going to be back. “My assumption is just like when I coached. No one really asked me if I was coming back or not. You’re under contract. You’re part of expectations…. And if something changes, then we’ll change as it does. That’s part of what the NBA is all about. Adapting to changes. But I believe he’s going to be back. Mary Kay has made some progress, so that’s the positive. I hope he’s back because I know if he’s back that means that she’s making good progress and getting back on good health. That’s what all our hopes are for.” NBA.com

May 30, 2013 Updates

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Wednesday he's had no indication that Rick Adelman won't return as coach next season. "I would think he's coming back," Taylor said. "Every time I've talked to him, he has never said he isn't coming back. My sense is that he's planning on coming back unless he tells me otherwise." St. Paul Pioneer Press

May 29, 2013 Updates
May 24, 2013 Updates

New Minnesota Timberwolves president Flip Saunders is quietly doing background checks on potential GM candidates, but isn't planning to make a hire until after the draft, according to sources. Coach Rick Adelman has told Saunders he wants to coach the Timberwolves next season, so don't expect to see a coaching change. As far as personnel, Saunders is hoping to add shooters to the Timberwolves' roster to maximize the passing ability of Ricky Rubio. ESPN.com

May 14, 2013 Updates

There has been speculation that Kevin Love will opt-out of his contract in 2015 because the Minnesota Timberwolves forward isn't happy with the organization and how it treated him when it gave him a four-year, $62 million deal instead of the five-year, $80 million maximum designation in 2012. But Flip Saunders, the Wolves' new president of basketball operations, told 1500 ESPN on Tuesday that he has talked to Love and doesn't think there needs to be any repair between the organization and the player. "I don't think so," Saunders said. 1500 ESPN

May 8, 2013 Updates
May 3, 2013 Updates

Has anything been decided with Rick yet? David Kahn: Not to my knowledge, no. And I think it’s a little premature still. I think people are positioning it as a decision. There’s no doubt in my mind that Rick Adelman wants to come back, hopes to come back and we’re all optimistic he will come back. We’re all similarly hopeful that his wife does not have another medical emergency that would prevent him from doing so. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

April 30, 2013 Updates

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