Rick Adelman Rumors
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).
Kerry Eggers: Terry Stotts began his pregame press briefing with comment on the death of RJ Adelman, 44, son of Rick Adelman: “I’d like to send out my sincere condolences to Coach Adelman and his family for the tragedy of losing their son. It took everybody by surprise. It’s an emotional day.”
The son of former NBA coach Rick Adelman — who was an assistant NBA coach himself — was killed in Houston when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street … TMZ Sports has learned. Officials confirm 44-year-old R.J. Adelman was walking around downtown Houston around noon on Feb. 2 when he was hit by an 80-year-old woman driving a Chrysler Town & Country minivan. According to the police report, Adelman was not using a crosswalk at the time of the accident.
“Lonzo’s shot is exactly how mine was through my freshman year of college — exactly,” Martin said. “The N.B.A. is a faster game, so I knew I had to tweak it just a little. Just moving the ball to the right a little bit, away from my face on the release, helped tremendously.” Combined with the Kings’ subsequent input, which included counsel from the likes of Rick Adelman and the storied former Princeton Coach Pete Carril, Martin went on to shoot 40 percent or better from 3-point range in three seasons and averaged at least 20 points per game for five successive N.B.A. campaigns at his peak.
When World Peace was dealt to Sacramento, he played for coach Rick Adelman, whom World Peace called a “basketball father figure” and said taught him how to be a teammate. “Rick, that really changed my life,” World Peace said. “That’s when my turning point was.” And as he started to look back on his time with the Pacers, World Peace said he realized, “I was there, but I had no control. It was like now I realized, ‘Oh, wow, what a f—ing d—head.’”