Rick Adelman Interested in Blazers’ Vacant GM Job

by May 30, 2011

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.'”