Monday, May 30th, 2011 at 9:15 am  |  6 responses

Rick Adelman Interested in Blazers’ Vacant GM Job

The recently-fired Adelman apparently wouldn’t mind joining the Blazers’ front-office mess, as a possible replacement for Rich Cho. The Portland Tribune reports: ‘I’d love to talk to them,’ says Adelman, fired in April after four seasons as head coach of the Houston Rockets. ‘I’d be interested in talking to them about any position.’ Adelman pauses, then amends his comments. ‘I have no interest in the head coaching job,’ he says. ‘I need to make that clear. They have a really good coach (Nate McMillan). Nate has done a great job.’ Adelman, who turns 65 on June 16, says he has not been contacted by the Blazers. He says he does not know team president Larry Miller. He has not spoken with owner Paul Allen for several years, but feels their relationship is good, even after Adelman’s unceremonious firing following the 1993-94 season … ‘I would be more than happy to work with them,’ he says. ‘I’m looking to do something different, with not quite the stress the coaching aspect has. I have an affinity for Portland. Any way I could be involved, I would.’”

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    As much as I would like 2 c Adelman back w/the Blazers, I just don’t c this working out. There will always b this constant speculation of when or if Adelman will take over as head coach (i.e. Pat Riley/Van Gundy). But, i could b wrong

  • http://www.bulls.com. Rigo Gonzalez

    I’m sorry Blazers fans, but why the hell would anyone wanna join the effed up front office?

  • MikeC.

    @HAMMER – I don’t think we’d see the speculation about coaching with Adelman. He’s not a greasy, glory-hogging, failure-fleeing d-bag like Rat Riley.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Adelman seems like a stand up guy and a good judge of talent (and an even better coach, but that’s irrelevant here). He’d make a fine GM, imo.
    Not sure why the Blazers fired Rich Cho though. He made some really nice deals this year, bringing in Matthews and trading for Wallace. Not sure what else the Blazers’ front office wanted from him.

  • http://Slamonline BossTerry

    Would love to get Rick back on our coaching staff!! @ MikeC- No, but his son is.. (I’ve seen him at a bar a few times, thinks he’s hot-s#!t…)

  • AL29

    I don’t think the Blazers front office is as bad as people say. Adelman would add some integrity and experience to that office. He took them to the Finals twice. And, he could live in one of the best cities in the world.