Rick Adelman becomes the eighth coach in NBA history to reach 1000 wins
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 8, 2013
Now that acclaim has hit the “all-time”-level, as Adelman became the eighth NBA coach in history to record 1000 career wins. Rick Adelman is presented with a jersey following his milestone win Rick Adelman’s NBA coaching career, if you’ll pardon the cliché, is a lesson in adaptability. On Saturday, a night after a tepid defensive effort and missed free throws down the stretch handed him his 703rd career loss instead of his 1,000 career win, Minnesota Timberwolves Coach Rick Adelman stood beside his wife, Mary Kay, on the floor of the Target Center. His Portland Trail Blazers teams from 1990 to 1993 were definitely championship-worthy, but Adelman’s squads suffered rough playoff exits at the hands of ring-worthy squads from Detroit, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Based around a passing big man at the elbow working with guards or the small forward in the corner and on the wing, the corner is like the more complicated and less prevalent triangle predicated not on rote movements but on the abilities of the players involved to read the defense and react to opportunities.