RJ Adelman Rumors
The contracts for Adelman assistant coaches Terry Porter, Jack Sikma and T.R. Dunn all expire after this season, and each has been given permission to talk with other teams about jobs, Saunders said. Adelman’s sons R.J. and David have a season remaining on their contracts and will remain with the team next season.
With assistant GM Tony Ronzone gone, Kahn will reconfigure the front office: Adelman’s son R.J. will bring some of the statistical analytics the Rockets use in Houston and assume a front-office player personnel/game preparation role. A new advance scout — Brent Haskins followed Kevin McHale and J.B. Bickerstaff to Houston — will report to R.J. Last season’s assistant coaches Bill Laimbeer, Reggie Theus and Dave Wohl will be paid for their contract’s remaining year but won’t be reassigned new jobs.
Rick Adelman hasn’t been introduced yet as Wolves coach, but his staff is starting to take shape: According to league sources, Portland assistant coach Bill Bayno is expected to join a staff that also could include Adelman’s son R.J., Jack Sikma and T.R. Dunn from Adelman’s Houston staff.
The group of coaches had a bit more ridiculous upside, however, as current Milwaukee Bucks player Larry Sanders assisted one of the teams while Texas Legends head coach Nancy Lieberman and R.J. Adelman, son of Rick Adelman, were at the helm of teams of their own this weekend. Adelman had previously been rumored as a possible Rio Grande Valley Vipers head coaching candidate, but with his father leaving the Houston Rockets, that’s probably no longer an option.