Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman announces his retirement

Monday April 21st, 2014

Rick Adelman has coached in the NBA for 23 years. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images) Rick Adelman has coached in the NBA for 23 years. (Rocky Widner/National Basketball/Getty Images)

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman announced his retirement at a press conference on Monday, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Star-Tribune.

Adelman is stepping away from the game to spend more time with his family, after missing 11 games last season to be with his wife while doctors attempted to diagnose the cause of a series of seizures she had suffered, according to the Associated Press.

The former player has been a head coach in the NBA for 23 seasons, putting together a career .582 winning percentage and bringing the Portland Trail Blazers to the NBA finals in 1990 and 1992. He has coached Minnesota for the last three years, failing to make the playoffs in that span but leading what was a 17-win team the year before he arrived to a 40-win season in 2013-14.

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