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You never really thought Mr. Kahn could run a civilized coaching search without any major drama, did you?
Well he did. And now it could be over with.
According to Joe Schmit of KSTP-MN, the Wolves are closing in on signing Rick Adelman to be the next head coach of the Timberwolves. Details of the contract could be hammered out soon, and it’s reported that Adelman is looking for hefty payday, $5 million a year to be exact.
If this is all true and the Wolves are indeed moving in on courting Adelman, it’s time to prepare for a celebration. Not only would Adelman be the biggest name to pace the Wolves’ sidelines in their short history, but he couldn’t be coming at a better time.
It’s clear that the Wolves have had their fair share of problems since the end of the KG era but things are beginning to look up. Kahn has stocked the bench full of young talent but they need direction and, most of all, discipline. They need to simply learn the NBA game. Adelman should be that guy. He’s had a terrific career and even a track record for turning high-octane, offensive-oriented teams into winners.
I’ll digress right there, though, because I don’t want to get ahead of myself. But as it stands today, the Wolves’ luck may have finally turned for the better.