The Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t handled their coaching situation the way David Kahn said he would when he fired Kurt Rambis, but if it results in the hiring of Rick Adelman, none of that will matter.
What will matter, however, is how much money owner Glen Taylor is willing to spend to attract a top-tier coach like Adelman.
Adelman will likely request at least $4 million per season from Taylor and the Timberwolves, according to the Star Tribune’s Jerry Zgoda, and that may be why he elected to take a telephone interview rather than fly to Minnesota. When you’re one of the best coaches on the market and being courted to head up one of the least desirable jobs available, money talks.
If it truly is all about the money, Taylor needs to be willing to spend — especially considering Adelman could also be the one coach that can convince Kevin Love to stay with the Timberwolves.