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Rick Adelman at a glance

  • April 15, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Rick Adelman At a glance

Age: 67

Hall of Fame credentials: Adelman is No. 8 in career victories among NBA coaches with 1,042 victories during 23 seasons.

With the Wolves: Heads into tonight’s regular-season finale with a 97-132 without reaching the playoffs in three seasons.

Used to winning: In 22 full NBA seasons, Adelman has directed teams to winning records 17 times.

The pertinent fact: One season remains on the four-year contract Adelman signed in September 2011, but either he or the Wolves can choose to end it within two weeks of the season finale.

NBA head coaching jobs: Portland (six consecutive playoff berths, two NBA Finals); Golden State (two sub-.500 finishes), Sacramento (eight consecutive playoff berths, conference finals in 2002); Houston (four winning seasons in a row, two playoff berths); Timberwolves (three seasons without a playoff berth).

As an NBA player: The 6-1 guard played for five teams in seven seasons, averaging 7.7 points and 3.5 assists.

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