by Sam Riches/ @sam_riches
Speculation that Rick Adelman is interested in becoming the next head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves has mostly been met with skepticism. Few believe that the accomplished veteran coach would consider an offer from the team that posted the League’s worst record last season, has a core of still developing and maturing players and is run by GM David Kahn. But according to the Minnesota Star Tribune, Adleman is indeed taking the offer serioulsy and is scheduled to interview for the position on Saturday:
“According to league sources, former Houston coach Rick Adelman will be the fourth candidate to interview with the Wolves when he comes to town tomorrow to see David Kahn and owner Glen Taylor.
Adelman all along has looked like the dream hire who’d solve a lot of the Wolves’ problems, if he’s interested.
Well, it looks like he is now, at least enough to listen.
He has known Kevin Love for years and his hiring would be a BIG step toward convincing Love to sign a long-term contract extension.
Love and Adelman’s son played on the same Lake Oswego, Ore., high school team and Adelman saw nearly every game Love played during his senior season when he was in between jobs with the Kings and Rockets.”
With the majority of head coaching posts now filled and Adelman expressing a desire to return to the sidelines, the possibility exists that the Timberwolves could soon be welcoming the eighth winningest coach in NBA history. The other candidates reportedly being considered include Mike Woodson, Don Nelson, Bernie Bickerstaff and Terry Porter.