Apr 6, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman and his wife Mary Kay Adelman after getting his 100th career win as a head coach against the Detroit Pistons at Target Center. The Timberwolves won 107-101. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Rick Adelman Could Retire After Season


Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman has had rumors of a potential retirement following the conclusion of the season surrounding him and now another report has surfaced. Adelman’s wife, Mary Kay, has some health issues that could cause Adelman to step away from the game he loves to be there for his wife and family once the 2012 campaign comes to an end.

According to Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com:

Adelman told me March 21 that he will think about walking away unless doctors can diagnose and successfully treat a health issue with his wife. He does not want to start 2013-14 with that unresolved and face the possibility of another leave of absence.

But at least some who know him take it a step further and say retirement is not only a real option, it is likely. One person who has talked with Adelman said that unless the family gets some very good news about Mary Kay, it would be a big surprise if Rick returned.

If Adelman decides to return to the team next season, it would be good on multiple fronts.

Not only would the Timberwolves get back their great coach, but it would show that his wife is healthy and able to cheer Adelman back on when he returns to the sideline.

If Adelman does walk away, it will be a big blow for the Timberwolves that appear poised to take that move to the next level next season.

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