Rick Adelman Has Won 1000 Games (VIDEO)

The NBA put together the video above, which chronicles Rick Adelman’s long and remarkable journey through the League as both a player and coach. Adelman notched his 1000th win as a head coach on Saturday, a 107-101 Minnesota Timberwolves victory against the Detroit Pistons. Per the Star Tribune: “Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman is a private, understated guy who prefers to get his work done and go home, a guy who harrumphed more about his approaching 1,000th NBA career victory than he reveled in it. But when it finally came Saturday night with a 107-101 victory over Detroit, he lifted his perpetually slumped shoulders and found a silver lining in it all. […] ‘In some ways, it was good for this group,’ he said. ‘We’ve had such a tough time, we’re just trying to scrape wins out and when you have something like this you’re actually working for, there are expectations. There’s a little bit more pressure, and I think that’s good because this group has to learn what that’s all about. To be a good team, that’s where the expectations are. It’s not just to win a game, it’s to keep going. I’m really happy with the way they played the last week.’ Wolves players hugged their coach and encircled him when he wrapped an arm around his wife, Mary Kay, on the court after the game, when he was interviewed about the special occasion for the television audience and arena crowd after a video tribute was shown on Target Center’s overhead scoreboard. That 1,000th victory came just before the Wolves head out Monday for a three-game trip that starts Tuesday at Golden State and ends Friday at Utah. ‘I’m really glad we did it here,’ Adelman said. ‘It’s something I never thought about, never aspired to, but I’m glad I got it.'”