Rick Adelman Interviewed for Timberwolves Coaching Job

Adelman — considered to be the frontrunner for the gig — finally agreed to sit down for an interview with the T-Wolves. From the Star Tribune: “Three weeks after he told an Oregon newspaper that he has no plans ‘right now’ to coach next season, Adelman met with Wolves president of basketball operations David Kahn, owner Glen Taylor and CEO Rob Moor before catching a flight home, a league source with knowledge of the team’s search said. He is the seventh and final candidate — Don Nelson, Sam Mitchell, Mike Woodson, Larry Brown, Bernie Bickerstaff and Terry Porter are the others — to interview for a job that became vacant when Kurt Rambis was fired last month after two seasons as head coach. Adelman first talked with Kahn about the job at some length by phone more than a month ago, but didn’t interview in person, as the other six candidates did previously, until Tuesday, nearly two weeks after Brown was the last candidate to interview. He has coached four NBA teams in the past two decades, mostly recently with Houston. The Rockets and Adelman parted ways after last season, when the four-year, $16.25 million contract he signed in 2007 expired. He’s expected to command a contract of at least three years and $4 million to $5 million annually — if not more — should the Wolves reach an agreement with him. Adelman, 65, took a year off from coaching after his first three NBA head-coaching jobs, with Portland, Golden State and Sacramento.”