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Did Rick Adelman Take Himself Out Of The Minnesota Timberwolves Coaching Search?

When Rick Adelman was added as a candidate to become the next head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, he immediately became the favorite among those hoping to become competitive while enticing Kevin Love to stay in the Twin Cities.

Unfortunately, it seems as though the eventual Hall of Fame head coach will not be headed toward the Minnesota sidelines this season.

"Right now I don't plan on doing anything, just taking some time off," Adelman told the Statesman Journal on Monday at his annual charity golf tournament. "I don't have any plans to (coach) next year, no."

This despite numerous reports that Adelman had interviewed with the Timberwolves -- though the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda later reported that Adelman didn't actually report to Minnesota as planned to meet with David Kahn and company.

"They had me interviewing a couple of places that I never even went to," Adelman told the Statesman Journal. "It's all part of it now. If you don't have a job and you've coached in the league, the first thing that happens if a job opens up, they throw the same names out there. Sometimes you know things are happening, but until you hear from teams, I don't believe a lot of things I read."

Considering fellow Wolves candidate Mike Woodson plans to interview with the Knicks for an assistant coaching position, Minnesota's options may be dwindling if Adelman's quotes are any indication.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.