T'wolves pick veteran Adelman as head coach

Houston Rockets head coach Rick Adelman reacts to a call by the officials against the Boston...

Houston Rockets head coach Rick Adelman reacts to a call by the officials against the Boston Celtics. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

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Minnesota has reportedly turned to a veteran head coach to lead its young core.

The Timberwolves decided on Rick Adelman as their new head coach, according to a Monday afternoon report in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

The 20-year coaching veteran will take over a languishing franchise hinging its hopes to a young group led by All-Star forward Kevin Love.

The 65-year-old Adelman has a 945-616 career record during head coaching stints in Portland, Sacramento, Golden State and Houston. He left the Rockets this past April.

Adelman led Portland to a pair of NBA Finals appearances (1990, '92) and has just two losing seasons in 18 full seasons on the bench. Coincidentally, Adelman's son and Love played on the same Oregon high school team.


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