There had been speculation that current head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Rick Adelman, would step down after the season. Adelman’s wife, Mary Kay, has been dealing with a handful of health problems and Adelman obviously wanted to be with his ill-wife, but with Mary Kay’s improved condition, it sounds like Adelman will be sticking around – at least for one more season.
Flip Saunders told Darren Wolfson that he fully expects Adelman to return for the 2013-2014 season:
Per Flip (just had him on
@1500ESPN), he still has every reason to think Adelman will be back. Wife Mary Kay doing very well.
It’s fantastic news on both accounts, especially hearing that Mary Kay had a much improved condition.
Adelman has spent two seasons in Minnesota but the team has struggled, mostly due to the youthful roster.
The Lynwood native has a career 1002-707 record in 22 seasons as a head coach, good for a .586 winning percentage. He also owns a 79-78 career record in the playoffs with his two most notable pit stops coming in Portland and Sacramento. Adelman made the NBA Finals twice as the Trailblazers head coach (losing to Michael Jordan‘s Bulls and Isiah Thomas‘ Pistons) and the Western Conference Finals in Sacramento, losing to the Lakers in the memorable 2001-2002 seven game series.