Adelman updated

Benjamin Polk —  September 12, 2011 — 4 Comments

Update: This is still very much in rumor phase, but folks are saying here and here (and maybe more importantly, Kevin Love is tweeting) that Adelman has agreed to a deal. More later.

This from Jerry Zgoda at the Star-Tribune:

The Timberwolves have started negotiations to sign Rick Adelman as their next coach, league sources with knowledge of the search said Sunday.David Kahn, Timberwolves president of basketball operations, might know as soon as Monday whether he can land the man who has a .605 winning percentage in 20 seasons as a NBA head coach. Adelman, 65, is believed to be seeking a five-year contract worth at least $25 million.

That’s a lot of cheddar to give somebody if you don’t even know whether there’ll be a season. But considering the Wolves’ low payroll and the probability that every team’s basketball-related expenditures will be lower in the coming years, I say it’s a good investment. On the other hand, I have less than $100 in my checking account at the moment so I guess it’s easy for me to say.

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4 responses to Adelman updated

  1. Well I believe the average salary for NBA coaches is around $4 million per year. I don’t mind the $5 million average. I’m not sure Minnesota wants to commit for five seasons.

    I’d love to see an incentive-laden contract with the coach. Then we’d really see how confident he is in being able to turn the team’s on-court performance around.

  2. Well considering Glen Taylor is chairman of the board of governors, I’m guessing he has an idea of whether or not there will be a season.

  3. YES!!! EPIC WIN FOR US!!!!!!!!!!!*

    *if it’s true.

  4. I like Adelman more than Nelson who might have been the number two choice for Kahn. I also think it keeps Love here and hopefully Coach Adelman will fill his bench with defensive minded coaches who have career credit so we can play a bit more defense. I think Adelman’s willingness to play more zones will help us get more stops. Plus Rubio will be able to pressure the ball and contest more shots with his length and quickness and long two’s…we are made to play zone and run out of it. I like Kahn’s plan.

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