Rick Adelman, who was let go by the Houston Rockets after a 43-39 season, will interview for the vacant Minnesota Timberwolves head coach position on Saturday, reports Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It's quite a surprise given that Adelman interviewed for the Los Angeles Lakers position but wasn't considered a likely candidate -- by his own choice -- for any other openings.
The Timberwolves have gone 32-132 over the past two seasons. Landing Adelman would be an incredible coup. Adelman has a career regular season record of 945-616 as head coach, and a 79-78 career postseason record. Of the 25 coaches in NBA history with at least 1,000 games on the ledger, Adelman is one of just six with career winning percentages over 60 percent.
The Wolves recently fired Kurt Rambis after two disastrous seasons. If GM David Kahn -- also hired two years ago, but still in place despite the losses -- misses on this coaching hire, he could be on the fast track to the firing line.