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Adelman to interview with T-Wolves

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08:55 AM ET 07.23 | According to league sources, former Houston coach Rick Adelman will be the fourth candidate to interview with the Wolves when he comes to town Saturday to see David Kahn and owner Glen Taylor. Adelman all along has looked like the dream hire who'd solve a lot of the Wolves' problems, if he's interested.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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July 23, 2011  09:20 AM ET

Would bring some instant credibility to an organization severely lacking it if he were hired. Not sure if Kahn would want a face or an ego bigger than his in the news. Would certainly create an interesting dynamic with an owner who's too wishy-washy to begin with and prides himself in loyalty over results. So who would Taylor be loyal to then, Adelman with a proven track record, or Kahn with a longer history with the team, but a lack of anything resembling productivity?

July 23, 2011  09:56 AM ET

Listen to you head, Bro.

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July 23, 2011  12:44 PM ET

There comes a time in one's life where one can't work to earn a living. That's when you depend on what y've worked for while your knees could hold you up. When that time comes wins or losses won't matter... it's all about if you can pay the medical bill and if he picks up some Minny dollars it will come in handy down the line. It's principle. Fool's money is better no money. Aint like the catholic church there's no such thing as guilt offering. I do agree having his name on the Wolves roster will make them look somewhat credible on their trip to the lottery.

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July 23, 2011  01:07 PM ET

I guess it's one of 30 jobs...


But DAMN - not much of one.

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July 23, 2011  02:32 PM ET

Minny is a cheap organization? How? they paid garnett and supporting cast Huge dollars and they choked..so the wolves started fresh....they are remodling the target center and glen taylor has money to blow...personally this job looks pretty good to me, oh not to mention they have a roster full of top 5 talent, salary cap space, and honestly a pretty good fan base...id feel bad for the clippers or the cavs, not the wolves...wolves will make the playoffs w/in the next 2 years (barring the lockout continues and some freakish injuries happen)

July 23, 2011  02:32 PM ET

Minny is a cheap organization? How? they paid garnett and supporting cast Huge dollars and they choked..so the wolves started fresh....they are remodling the target center and glen taylor has money to blow...personally this job looks pretty good to me, oh not to mention they have a roster full of top 5 talent, salary cap space, and honestly a pretty good fan base...id feel bad for the clippers or the cavs, not the wolves...wolves will make the playoffs w/in the next 2 years (barring the lockout continues and some freakish injuries happen)

July 23, 2011  03:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Minny is a cheap organization? How? they paid garnett and supporting cast Huge dollars and they choked..so the wolves started fresh....they are remodling the target center and glen taylor has money to blow...personally this job looks pretty good to me, oh not to mention they have a roster full of top 5 talent, salary cap space, and honestly a pretty good fan base...id feel bad for the clippers or the cavs, not the wolves...wolves will make the playoffs w/in the next 2 years (barring the lockout continues and some freakish injuries happen)

Dream the dream, Bro.

July 23, 2011  03:59 PM ET

Adelman. LOL.

July 23, 2011  06:56 PM ET

It's EVERY coach's dream to take a horrible team, and by the coach's talents and decisions to turn them into a contender. ANY coach can walk into a lockerroom of a winning team and continue to win, it doesn't make them a good coach. Doc Rivers' job was by no means secure pre-KG. KG and Allen Come, win a title, now River's won a title, job security and can coast the rest of his career on that one season, even if it means he had less to do with the title than Ainge bringing them to Boston.

Now imagine if your the coach who takes the Twolves from the lowly stoop usually occupied by the Clippers, and takes them to a legit contender over a few seasons.

That is a coach's dream, regardless of level, from High School to the Pros. Some coaches want the challenge and are willing to be responsible for the team losing, just like they want to be responsible for the team winning.

If coach can take the Twolves and win a Championship in a few seasons, would they not go down in NBA history as one of the most talented coaches?

July 23, 2011  07:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

It's EVERY coach's dream to take a horrible team, and by the coach's talents and decisions to turn them into a contender. ANY coach can walk into a lockerroom of a winning team and continue to win, it doesn't make them a good coach. Doc Rivers' job was by no means secure pre-KG. KG and Allen Come, win a title, now River's won a title, job security and can coast the rest of his career on that one season, even if it means he had less to do with the title than Ainge bringing them to Boston. Now imagine if your the coach who takes the Twolves from the lowly stoop usually occupied by the Clippers, and takes them to a legit contender over a few seasons. That is a coach's dream, regardless of level, from High School to the Pros. Some coaches want the challenge and are willing to be responsible for the team losing, just like they want to be responsible for the team winning.If coach can take the Twolves and win a Championship in a few seasons, would they not go down in NBA history as one of the most talented coaches?

i dont know if its a coach's dream to get blamed for consecutive losing seasons with that roster. bro i know where you are coming from if he could turn that sorry team/franchise around but one man can do so much. im a firm believer that a successful franchise begins at the top with a smart owner (brings in a smart gm) smart gm (brings in quality players) and a good coach (knows how to use the players he has to their full potential) but i see none of that with this minnesota franchise. aside from kevin love, this is a horribly assembled team.

July 23, 2011  07:36 PM ET
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...If coach can take the Twolves and win a Championship in a few seasons, would they not go down in NBA history as one of the most talented coaches?

If coach gets a real GM with a real understanding of putting the right players in place to give coach a chance to win a championship, then coach would look like a genius.

Sadly... this is not the case in Minnesota.

July 23, 2011  07:40 PM ET
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If coach gets a real GM with a real understanding of putting the right players in place to give coach a chance to win a championship, then coach would look like a genius. Sadly... this is not the case in Minnesota.

said the same thing. kahn is an idiot. and taylor is an even bigger idiot for signing him and keeping him as gm.

July 24, 2011  02:43 AM ET

use your head, dude

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July 24, 2011  12:22 PM ET
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Minny is a cheap organization? How? they paid garnett and supporting cast Huge dollars and they choked..so the wolves started fresh....they are remodling the target center and glen taylor has money to blow...personally this job looks pretty good to me, oh not to mention they have a roster full of top 5 talent, salary cap space, and honestly a pretty good fan base...id feel bad for the clippers or the cavs, not the wolves...wolves will make the playoffs w/in the next 2 years (barring the lockout continues and some freakish injuries happen)

Right on, brother. It takes time to undo the damage caused by the McHale years, the same way it's taking time to dig out from the mess GW Bush created for this country. Spend the cash and get Adelman in there, and let him nurture this young, up-and-coming team. Target Center will fill up as the wins return.

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