Adelman returns to Minneapolis, expected to rejoin team in Sacramento
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Coach Rick Adelman won't be with the Minnesota Timberwolves during their three-day break between games on their current five-game road trip.
As the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda first reported, Adelman flew back to Minneapolis on Tuesday night after the Wolves defeated Phoenix 110-101 in order to be with his wife, Mary Kay.
Adelman's wife has dealt with ongoing health issues in the last year.
Coming off their third game in four days, the Wolves took Wednesday off from practice. They are scheduled to practice in Phoenix on Thursday and Friday before heading to Sacramento, where they will take on the Kings Saturday night (9 p.m. CT).
Zgoda reported that Adelman is expected to meet the team in Sacramento.
In the meantime, assistant coach Terry Porter will run practices.
Adelman missed 11 games last season while his wife battled a seizure disorder. Earlier this February, he was absent from the team for two days, including a Feb. 10 game against Houston, after his wife had a health scare.