The Minnesota Timberwolves still don't have a coach. Normally, this would be a problem, given that it's nearly September. But with the NBA lockout having thrown the 2011-12 season into question, there's no particular need to have a coach in place right now. As it turns out, taking their time could pay off for the Wolves, as Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the team finally convinced Rick Adelman to interview properly for the job.
Wolves GM David Kahn had previously discussed the job opening with Adelman over the phone, but only now was able to draw him to face-to-face meetings with himself and higher management, including team owner Glen Taylor, who chairs the NBA's labor committee.
Adelman parted ways with the Houston Rockets after a 43-39 season that didn't result in a playoff berth but did pleasantly surprise most observers. Adelman has one of the best coaching records in NBA history and would seem to be a perfect fit with Minnesota's odd but promising roster. It'd be a major coup for Kahn to convince Adelman to take on the task.