Rick Adelman Met With Timberwolves; Left Without A Job Offer

Rick Adelman has been the front-runner for the vacant Minnesota Timberwolves' head coaching position ever since his name came up as a possibility to coach the David Kahn ran franchise. After meeting with the Wolves for the second time in two weeks, however, it appears Minnesota is still weighing its options.

Adelman left an interview with Wolves owner Glen Taylor in the Twin Cities and returned to Portland without a job offer, according ESPN's Ric Bucher. Bucher went on to write that Adelman left "without an offer to be the Timberwolves' next head coach or a promise that one would be forthcoming."

Adelman returned to Minneapolis late Monday night, had dinner with general manager David Kahn and met with Taylor at his home on Tuesday before flying home again, the source said.

The Wolves may still be planning to bring back a couple of the other coaching candidates for a second interview -- namely Don Nelson, Larry Brown or Bernie Bickerstaff -- before ultimately offering the team's head coaching position to whomever they feel worthy.

Apparently the report that said Adelman has already locked up the Wolves job and is looking at potential assistants is false, by the way, or Kahn is making this thing awfully awkward once again.

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