Category Archives: Coach Interviews

Rick Adelman's Media Day quotes

Adelman’s press conference at the start of Media Day was an effective keynote address for things that the players addressed again and again throughout the day: a need for staunch team defense, the chance to run more plays with more practice time in this non-lockout-shortened season, and the kind of locker room culture he sees […]

Adelman in the flesh

Multiple sources (here and here) are reporting that Rick Adelman is in town today to have an actual face-to-face interview with Kahn, Taylor and Moor. Jerry Zgoda says this: “The Wolves brass worked for weeks to get Adelman to come in for more than a phone interview.  If he wants the job, and they can […]

Sam Mitchell returns

It seems the Timberwolves’ coaching search has been expanded. Which makes sense since Rick Adelman is apparently putting on his “don’t touch me” face. The latest entry into the sweepstakes is none other than KG’s mentor, scorer of the first points in Wolves history, former NBA Coach of the Year and total righteous dude Sam […]

Do the Dinosaur: Nelson, Adelman and Brown queue up

After dallying with Terry Porter, Bernie Bickerstaff and Mike Woodson last week, the Glen Taylor and David Kahn appear to be getting into the heart of the order as it were. The affable, Yeltsin-esque Don Nelson interviewed with the Wolves on Sunday while Rick Adelman spoke with the team on Saturday. If you’re an Adelman […]

Woodson and Porter in the hunt

The Timberwolves official coaching search has begun. According to Jerry Zgoda at the Strib, Terry Porter, that pigeon-toed former Blazer and T-Wolf interviewed with the Wolves on Monday. And today, the reports are the former Hawks’ coach Mike Woodson is in town to chat. Which is a little peculiar considering that neither of these  fellows […]

The great coversations: Kurt Rambis

In another addition of the “stuff I didn’t use for the Truehoop story” series,  here’s my mildly edited interview with Kurt Rambis. I had been told that Rambis was so furious about the proposed content of my story that he nearly refused to talk to me. So by the time I got into his office, […]