Rick Adelman Rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame Class: Players: Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh, Chris Webber, Ben Wallace; Coaches: Rick Adelman, Jay Wright, Bill Russell. WNBA: Yolanda Griffith, Lauren Jackson. International Committee: Toni Kukoc
Ira Winderman: Erik Spoelstra says Chris Bosh should have been first ballot Hall of Fame last year and said Tim Hardaway deserving, too, as final piece of Run TMC. Also speaks of credentials of Rick Adelman as Hall of Fame coach.
Mark Berman: Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey today announced that Elston Turner has joined Mike D’Antoni’s staff as the lead assistant coach. Turner has over two decades of coaching experience in the NBA, including four seasons with the Rockets on Rick Adelman’s staff from.. pic.twitter.com/jzrfR5kmCp
Michael Singer: Michael Malone also said it’s time for Rick Adelman to make the Basketball Hall of Fame. Malone praised Bill Fitch’s induction, and then added that Adelman warrants induction for his 1,042 wins and the fact that his coaching philosophies have endured.
Among the other notable nominees: Sloan’s old friend Johnny “Red” Kerr, Del Harris, Curt Gowdy, Marv Albert, Jim Valvano, Billy Packer, Vlade Divac, Toni Kukoc, the 1936 U.S. Olympic team, Chris Webber, Tim Hardaway, Rip Hamilton, Dale Ellis, Marcus Camby, Muggsy Bogues, Chauncey Billups, Mark Aguirre, Jack Sikma, Ben Wallace, Sidney Moncrief, Bobby Jones, Kevin Johnson, Rudy Tomjanovich, George Karl, Bob Huggins, Cotton Fitzsimmons, Bill Fitch, Rick Adelman, Rollie Massimino and Gene Keady.
Terry Stotts is moving up the winning ladder of Trail Blazer coaches. Stotts’ 292nd victory pushed him past Rick Adelman into second place behind Jack Ramsay as the winningest head coach in franchise history. Stotts’ overall record in Portland is 292-235. Adelman’s Portland coaching record (291-154) features the highest winning percentage in team history (.654). Ramsay’s record was 453-367 (.552).