Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 10:55 am  |  10 responses

Rick Adelman Could Step Down as Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach

Due to his wife’s ongoing health problems, Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman (who missed 11 games in January) may call it quits this summer. Per NBA.com: “They’ve been terrific with everything,’ he said of management, as wife Mary Kay was hospitalized and doctors tried to determine the cause of seizures. Now, clearly worn down by difficult months on the personal front and a challenging season on the court as the Timberwolves drown in a flurry of injuries, he admitted, ‘there’s a couple times I really struggled whether I should come back.’ He later added: ‘I’m sure I’ll be thinking more about it as we move on here (through the season).’ The eighth-winningest coach in NBA history, and second among active coaches behind only Denver’s George Karl, said Mary Kay is ‘doing better’ and “’aintaining right now. She’s just on a lot of medicine. We’ll just have to wait and see. We go back to the doctor in April and see what they have to say.’ When asked about the possibility of not returning in 2013-14, Adelman said, ‘I think it’s something I’m just going to have to sit down with my wife and family and just talk about and see where we’re going with this. The most important thing is where we’re going with her health. Whatever happens will happen naturally.’”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    underrated coach. seems to get a lot out his teams and they are always fun to watch

  • trent

    I love him as a coach but family first above all else.

  • trent

    Love him as a coach. But family first. Go be with your wife. The game will still be here when you get back.

  • trent

    Sorry about the 2nd repost guys

  • The Fury

    Just make sure that he won’t cross the Derek Fisher path. But seriously, yeah family always comes first.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    good man here

  • https://twitter.com/jasontichenor Mr. Wet

    I would have loved to see this guy coaching this year’s lakers. Before they all got broken.

    I’ve always thought Adelman was a top 5 coach in the league.

  • roscoe

    So, this clearly means kLove is leaving, right???

    All the best to Rick & his family, he deserves it!

  • RunNGun

    Family first and foremost. Concerning the Wolves, were they healthy this year, they would have been very, very interesting.