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Rick Adelman says no plans to return to coaching

Posted on: August 2, 2011 12:54 pm
By Matt Moore

Rick Adelman is still at the top of most coaching lists. With his experience, history of success, and familiarity with both the players and the league, he's a prime candidate for anyone needing a coach. Adelman has hinted in the past he'd like to enter the GM side of things, to enjoy the perks of not being on the coaching grind. But with his being linked to talks with the Timberwolves, surely he's back open to coaching, right?

Maybe not.

From an interview with his hometown Statesman Journal:
"Its a hard grind in the NBA, and Ive been doing it for 20-plus years," he said. "Im just looking forward to getting away from it."Adelman said he tries not to pay attention to media reports, waiting to hear from the teams themselves."

They had me interviewing a couple of places that I never even went to," he said. "Its all part of it now. If you dont have a job and youve coached in the league, the first thing that happens if a job opens up, they throw the same names out there."

Sometimes you know things are happening, but until you hear from teams, I dont believe a lot of things I read."
via Ex-NBA coach Adelman back for Chemeketa event | Statesman Journal |

Now, that's pretty standard talk from a coach on the interview circuit, downplaying the media and talking about how he's going to just enjoy life. There continues to be talk that a phone interview was conducted between Adelman and the Wolves last week and that the interest is mutual. The only real question is if Adelman wants the player control he wouldn't be afforded with Minnesota. 

It's hard to say Adelman's off the market, despite his claims otherwise. 


Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 4:27 am

Rick Adelman says no plans to return to coaching

Too bad. i regard him to be a bette coach than the recent coaches that had been hired, But with his age coaching a team long term would hard. But he can be a team consultant of a team, especially like a team that is rebuilding and the whole coaching staff in general  is mediocre.

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