Rick Adelman has coached some of the best teams in the NBA over the past decade, but now he will coach one of its worst. The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that they've reached an agreement in principle for Adelman to coach in Minneapolis.
A 65 years old with 945 career wins, Adelman will become the 10th head coach in franchise history for the Timberwolves. The rest of his credentials are impressive, too. From the T'Wolves release:
Adelman's teams have reached the NBA playoffs in 16 of his 20 seasons as a head coach, and he holds an all-time playoff record of 79-78 (.503 winning percentage). He is one of only five head coaches in NBA history to win 60+ games with two different teams (Portland and Sacramento). Adelman has been runner-up for the NBA Coach of the Year award four times.
But can he manage to right a ship that's been sinking in Minnesota for the past four years? It's still an open question, but for now T'Wolves fans can rest easy. Their team couldn't possibly have landed a better candidate than Adelman.