Jerry Zgoda missed the entire Kevin Garnett era, but he's back covering the Timberwolves after working the beat for their first four seasons two decades ago. In between, he covered a bit of everything: Gopher men's and women's basketball and NCAA athletics, golf, outdoor recreation, sports media and a little Vikings and Twins.

Adelman returns to work, plans to coach Wednesday vs. Clippers

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves coaches, Wolves injury report Updated: January 28, 2013 - 1:24 PM

Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman is back at work this morning, coaching practice at Target Center.

Adelman missed nearly three weeks while attending to his wife, Mary Kay, as doctors worked to find out what was causing her seizures.

"It's hard," Adelman said after practice. "Obviously, I've never done this. It's never happened. But there are some things more important than basketball or anything else and I think the team understands that. Hopefully things will settle down."

Adelman missed 11 games, and the team was 2-9 without him. Top assistant Terry Porter ran the team in Adelman's absence. 

Starting center Nikola Pekovic and starting shooting guard Alexey Shved were both back and participating in practice on Monday morning as well.

Adelman said his wife has returned home.

"Things are looking better," he said. "We're going to take things as it comes each day."

Barring any new developments with his wife's health, Adelman intends to coach the team Wednesday night when it plays the Clippers at Target Center.

"I plan on it," he said. "If they'll let me."




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