Category Archives: Rick Adelman

Officially Official: Rick Adelman Retires

Monday morning, Rick Adelman took the stage outside the Wolves’ training facility and announced what many have long suspected: the 67-year-old is officially retiring from coaching in the NBA. He will remain with the organization as an advisor, but his days dealing with the worry of game-planning, roster construction, and the hassles of trekking across […]

Glen Taylor confirms Rick Adelman will return for this season

As many of us have expected throughout this waiting period regarding Rick Adelman’s coaching status for the 2013-14 season, no news was good news. The Wolves were never going to hold a press conference to announce that Adelman would commit to coaching the Wolves this coming season, instead of deciding to leave the sidelines in […]

Report: Wolves and Kevin Martin agree to four-year, $28 million deal

Now that the Timberwolves have lost out on J.J. Redick, they’ve turned their attention to Kevin Martin as the backup plan for the shooting guard position. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and Sam Amick of USA Today, the Wolves and Martin have agreed on a four-year, $28 million contract. The awkward but accurate […]

Tanks but no tanks

To tank or not to tank? That’s what teams are left trying to figure out at the end of disappointing seasons. For some organizations, the entire season is one big tank fest as they rebuild and try to bring some youth and cheap labor to their re-growing roster (see: Bobcats, Charlotte). For other teams, the […]

Maybe this whole season is a blessing? We'll see

It’s frustrating, right? For two years, we’ve had hope that the misfortunes of this franchise, which have often been used as setups to punch lines about the Wolves, were going to turn around. The Wolves have a roster that includes the number two pick of a recent draft, the best power forward in the NBA, […]

Timberwolves 3-point shooting: Infinite Sorrow

The NBA 3-point line has been around since the 1979-80 NBA season. Even the rule change was supposed to help usher in a new era of basketball from the 1970s to the 1980s, it wasn’t exactly an accepted practice to start chucking 3-pointers like we see teams doing today. Instead, it was a seldom-used arrow […]

Raptors 105, Wolves 86: All of the turnovers in the world

Remember how the Wolves took such great care of the ball against the Kings, which was a huge contrast to the careless nature with the ball last season? Apparently, there is a big difference between playing a Keith Smart coached team and playing a Dwane Casey coached team. The Wolves were disgustingly careless with the […]

Wolves 114, Haifa 81: It's a process

Before Tuesday night’s warmup game against Maccabi Haifa, Rick Adelman seemed pretty intent on reminding folks that he really wanted to see his key players together on the court so he could see what they’ve got. While the Wolves have had glimpses of good things in the brief preseason so far, one thing we haven’t […]

Honesty is the Wolves' policy… which is nice.

There is a lot of coach speak out there in which fans are forced to read between the lines. And it makes a lot of sense. You’re not going to give away strategies and team philosophies at will on most nights, especially during the regular season. You can’t let the opponent for that night or […]