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Updated: August 30th, 2011 11:20pm
Report: Rick Adelman leaves with no offer from Timberwolves

Report: Rick Adelman leaves with no offer from Timberwolves

by Judd Zulgad
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor met with Rick Adelman on Tuesday, but the veteran coach returned home to Portland, Ore., without receiving an offer or a promise that one would be coming, according to ESPN.

Adelman also visited the Twin Cities last week but did not get a chance to meet with Taylor. ESPN, citing a league source, reported the Wolves owner was not feeling well at that time.

Adelman, 65, spent the past four seasons coaching the Houston Rockets. He was let go in April.

He is 945-616 in 20 seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers (1988-94), Golden State Warriors (1995-97), Sacramento Kings (1998-2006) and Houston. Adelman's teams have made the playoffs 16 times and he twice took Portland to the NBA Finals.

Adelman is at least the seventh person to interview with Wolves president of basketball operations David Kahn for the job since Kurt Rambis was fired on July 12. The others were Don Nelson, Larry Brown, Bernie Bickerstaff, Terry Porter, Mike Woodson and Sam Mitchell.

The Wolves do not plan to interview any more candidates, according to ESPN, but there is a chance they could invite one or two of the candidates back for another visit.

Woodson appears to be out of the picture after accepting a job with the New York Knicks as an assistant coach.

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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