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P&GRealist
04-21-2014, 12:35 PM
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/10815975/rick-adelman-minnesota-timberwolves-retiring

Chronz
04-21-2014, 12:47 PM
And with that, we've lost one of the last few old school system coaches in the league. He will be missed, not a fan but definitely a memorable coach.

True Sports Fan
04-21-2014, 12:51 PM
Will always love Rick for his time in Sacramento.

FlashBolt
04-21-2014, 12:54 PM
Always wanted him to win a ring. Still think it's too early for him to go but job well down, Rick.

Hellcrooner
04-21-2014, 01:09 PM
Too bad his last stint wasnt that good but this year he tried to implement a system that didnt really fit the strenghts of his core of Rubio/love/Pek and made a lot of questionable decisions bout playing time for rookies like shabazz or diegn and strange rotations.

His work for Kings tough was a thing of beauty.
Hof coach? i say yes.

P&GRealist
04-21-2014, 01:14 PM
Always wanted him to win a ring. Still think it's too early for him to go but job well down, Rick.

He's been coaching since the last 80s, leading the Portland Trailblazers to the 90 and 92 finals. He's had some health issues, his wife last yr had health issues, he has a family and grandchildren.

The guy has had a good career.

flea
04-21-2014, 01:19 PM
I'll miss Adelman. In my mind, he's right there with Thibs for 2nd best coach in the NBA. Extremely accomplished man and coach that the NBA will miss - especially since there aren't very many coaches on his level left.

mdm692
04-21-2014, 01:35 PM
What impact, if any, does this have on the Love situation?

flea
04-21-2014, 01:44 PM
What impact, if any, does this have on the Love situation?

Who cares? He's a pouty stretch 4 that is useless late in games because he's a poor shot creator - plus his idea of playing defense is boxing out and chasing rebounds.

bathroom_man
04-21-2014, 01:50 PM
see ya later, Hitler....

PurpleLynch
04-21-2014, 01:51 PM
What he made with the Kings was marvellous,truly an astonishing team. Also with the Blazers he had good years.
Definitely a wonderful career.

mngopher35
04-21-2014, 02:58 PM
As a Wolves fan it was time for him to move on either way. Congrats on a great career though, even if his time here didn't work out.

Kushed
04-21-2014, 03:40 PM
Always liked Rick but our organization along with himself needed to go in different directions.

AIverson
04-21-2014, 04:31 PM
Favorite coach of all time. I only wish we could have had him here when we had prime KG.

sunsfan88
04-21-2014, 06:27 PM
A Shane he dealt with so much off court stuff recently.

sunsfan88
04-21-2014, 06:28 PM
I wonder if Steve Keer could be an option for the TWolves if Love agrees to stay if Minny hires him.

True Sports Fan
04-21-2014, 06:46 PM
see ya later, Hitler.... Haven't heard that one in a while, Phil.

NoahH
04-21-2014, 07:03 PM
I wonder if he retired to save face as an alternative to being fired

JasonJohnHorn
04-21-2014, 07:41 PM
Great coach. Will be underrated without that ring. Without Jordan, those Blazers would have certainly won a chip. And without those fawing officials, the Kings would have went all the way.

Chronz
04-21-2014, 07:43 PM
Great coach. Will be underrated without that ring. Without Jordan, those Blazers would have certainly won a chip. And without those fawing officials, the Kings would have went all the way.

Nonsense, if not for the officials, Lakers take that series way sooner.

Hellcrooner
04-21-2014, 08:59 PM
Great coach. Will be underrated without that ring. Without Jordan, those Blazers would have certainly won a chip. And without those fawing officials, the Kings would have went all the way.



yeah refs did make peja turn a winning shot into not even hitting the rim :rolleyes:

curious how you dont mention the reffing in the bulls vs blazers finals ( or any games in wich jordan was involved during the 90s)

NBA_Starter
04-21-2014, 09:37 PM
I wish him well in his future endeavors.

Trwood12
04-21-2014, 10:09 PM
What impact, if any, does this have on the Love situation?

It all depends on what the new coach brings to the table.

todu82
04-21-2014, 10:15 PM
Very good coach but at age 67 it's time for him to move on.

ghettosean
04-21-2014, 11:48 PM
I wonder if he retired to save face as an alternative to being fired

This is what i was thinking

NBA-GMaster
04-22-2014, 10:18 AM
:worthy: :worthy: :worthy: