by Jonathan Santiago / @itsJONsantiago
With a win last night in his old stomping grounds of Sacramento, Houston Rockets Head Coach Rick Adelman joined an exclusive club.
Rick Adelman moved into a tie with Dick Motta for 10th in all-time coaching wins. Among the members of that exclusive club, only Phil Jackson and Red Auerbach have a better winning percentage. (And for those that for some reason want to point out that nearly 400 of those wins came with Sacramento, Adelman has a better winning percentage as Rockets coach than any coach in franchise history.)
Was it any more special tying Motta at the place he once called home?[audio:http://www.slamonline.com/online/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/adelman-not-that-special.mp3]
Rockets guard Kevin Martin, who played for Adelman in Sacramento, felt otherwise.[audio:http://www.slamonline.com/online/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/k-mart-well-deserved.mp3]
Adelman, whose career coaching record now stands at 935-609, can surpass Motta with a win tonight in Phoenix. He is four wins away from passing the great Red Auerbach, who finished his 19-year coaching career with 938 victories.