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Report: Adelman wants $25 million from Wolves

Posted on: September 9, 2011 4:41 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

The Timberwolves have made it pretty clear that they want Rick Adelman to be their next head coach. The question is: How badly do they want him? Because if they really, really want him, they're going to have to prove it.

According to the Star Tribube, Adelman is looking to get $5 million a year from the Wolves for five years. That, boys and girls, is a grand total of $25 million. For perspective, there isn't a single player on the Wolves roster signed for that long for that much. Not Ricky Rubio, not Kevin Love, not Derrick Williams.

The report says that Flip Saunders was paid somewhere in the $5 million a year range in his last few seasons with the Wolves, so a precedent has been set. But $25 million is quite the committment for a coach. Unless Red Auerbach is back from the dead or Phil Jackson's done smoking peyote, I'm not sure anyone's really worth that much.

So what's the backup plan if Adelman doesn't pan out? The report says Don Nelson -- yes, Don Nelson -- is the secondary option behind Adelman. And his deal would be something like three years for $10 million. It also says not to entirely rule out Sam Mitchell as a candidate either. Glen Taylor and David Kahn are looking to hire someone with experience so those three fit the bill.
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Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2011 2:20 am
 

Report: Adelman wants $25 million from Wolves

They can hire the best coach in the world and they will still be a bad team. The fact of the matter is that they don't have enough talent to compete.  Getting Adelman as head coach is not the solution - first they have to get some better players.  Adelman, however has had a history of putting together winning teams with little talent, so we will see, but if Kurt Rambis couldn't do it, then neither can Adelman



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2011 5:56 pm
 

Report: Adelman wants $25 million from Wolves

I am just as qualified as Adelman (I have not won an NBA titles either) and I would be willing to work for only $1 million a year with a 3 year contract.



Since: May 29, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Report: Adelman wants $25 million from Wolves

thay git to be crazy to pay him that much , he sucks , what has he done , nothing , he sucks 
 



Since: Aug 11, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2011 11:55 am
 

Report: Adelman wants $25 million from Wolves

Pay what you want. Nothing can help this team. LFL...Loser For Life!



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2011 10:37 am
 

Report: Adelman wants $25 million from Wolves

They should just pay him $3,000,000 per year and a bonus of $2,000,000 if they make the playoffs.



Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 10:32 am
 

Report: Adelman wants $25 million from Wolves

If they give him 25 miliion he could buy the team.  This franchise sucks.  They need a major overhaul and I don't think paying a coach that much money is going to make a difference.  If they don't pay Adelman then they'll go after Don Nelson!  Don Nelson!  Doesn't Don Nelson know that they have a curfew and lights are out at 8:00 PM in his nursing home. 



Since: Nov 5, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Report: Adelman wants $25 million from Wolves

They should pay him $25 million just to watch the Timberwolves.



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2011 7:44 pm
 

Report: Adelman wants $25 million from Wolves

If Don Nelson is the backup plan, then Adelman needs to go get 50 million. Nelson has been pivotal to bringing up stars and developing players, then putting them on their A$$. Adelman did a good job with Lowry, Lee, Martin, and Scola last year. Bring him in so he can bring some efficient basketball to Minnesota.



Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 7:43 pm
 

Report: Adelman wants $25 million from Wolves

I say prove that you can win with this team and then and then ask for that type of money


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