Report: Wolves coach Rick Adelman will not return next season

Thursday April 17th, 2014

Rick Adelman will return to the Timberwolves next season as head coach. (Harry How/Getty Images) Rick Adelman will reportedly not return to the Timberwolves next season as head coach. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman will not return to the team next season, according to a report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Adelman had a 97-133 record in his three seasons in Minnesota, including a 40-42 mark this season. The team has not made the playoffs since the 2003-04 season.

Adelman has an opt-out clause in his contract, and was set to make $6 million next season.

"I think that a lot of it has to do with [Adelman’s] family and what he thinks is best for his family,” Wolves owner Glen Taylor said. “I know he loves coaching, so that’s not the issue. I just think he has to determine what’s in the best interest for his family right now.”

Adelman has a 1,042-749 record in 23 seasons in the NBA with stops in Portland, Golden State, Sacramento and Houston.

The team is considering forward Kevin Love's future with the team, as Love can opt out of his contract and become a free agent at the end of next season.

“We have to wait,” Taylor said about Love. “We could do an extension for two years, but I don’t think it’s something they would be interested in right now and we’re not pushing it, either. We’ll wait until next year, most likely.”

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