Rick Adelman’s Return Most Underrated Offseason Move for Minnesota Timberwolves

September 24th, 2013 by Tom Schreier Leave a reply »

Rick Adelman may not be able to hit a three-point shot 39 percent of the time like Kevin Martin, defend the perimeter like Corey Brewer or be a force inside like Nikola Pekovic, but the 67-year-old coach became the Minnesota Timberwolves' most underrated pickup in the offseason when he announced he will return in 2013-14.

Think of him as a package deal. You get Adelman; you get Chase Budinger. You get Adelman; you get Martin. He probably influenced Brewer and Pekovic too. Kevin Love might even sign long term if the team is successful this year.

Adelman is an absolute genius. This man turned the Portland Trail Blazers and the Sacramento Kings into winners. The Blazers are one thing, but the Kings? The Kings! The organization that ESPN recently called the worst franchise in sports?

Yes, those Kings.

He met Martin while coaching those Kings and later reunited with him in Houston. He met Budinger while coaching the Rockets as well. Love played with his son at Lake Oswego High School.

The only team that Adelman could not win with is the Golden State Warriors, but until recently nobody could. ...

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