Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman to retire

The Minnesota Timberwolves will announce the retirement of head coach Rick Adelman on Monday, a source told Yahoo Sports.

Adelman, 67, will retire as one of the NBA’s most accomplished head coaches with a 1,042-749 record in 23 seasons as head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets. Adelman is one of only eight coaches in NBA history to have won more than 1,000 games. Adelman coached the Wolves to a 42-40 record last season.

A source told Yahoo Sports that the Timberwolves are interested in Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, former Orlando Magic and Miami Heat coach Stan Van Gundy, and former Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins to fill their coaching vacancy.

The Wolves will certainly have All-Star forward Kevin Love, who can opt out of his contract next season, in mind when their next coaching hire is made.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Jerry Zgoda first reported the news of Adelman’s retirement.

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