The Minnesota Timberwolves will take their first steps to becoming a viable NBA franchise on September 28, when they introduce their next head coach Rick Adelman. The “Star Tribune” has reported that the team will hold a press conference at the Target Center to announce their hiring the former coach of the Houston Rockets. Adelman was dismissed by the Rockets after last season when the team failed to make the playoffs.
The new head coach should help bring respectability to a club that has been mired in the basement of the Association for the last few years. The Timberwolves finished this past season in last place in the NBA, and fired their former coach Kurt Rambis during the summer. The T-Wolves reportedly signed the veteran coach to a four-year deal, said to be worth $20 million. The fourth year is said to be an option for both the team and the coach.
Adelman has had a long and successful coaching career, also serving stints as the bench boss for Portland, Golden State and Sacramento and has a record of 945-616. He will inherit a team that has some talented young players, but has lacked a sense of direction for the last few years. There have been reports that Adelman does not hold Timberwolves Team President David Kahn in high esteem, however T-Wolves Glen Taylor has stated that the rumors are false.