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Minnesota Timberwolves Hire Rick Adelman As Head Coach, Jerry Zgoda Reports

Rick Adelman will be soon be named the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Following what was a disastrous offseason regarding the way the team handled the firing of Kurt Rambis, it seems president of basketball operations David Kahn has done a complete 180 in convincing Adelman to take the reins in Minneapolis.

Kevin Love kind of tweeted the news on Monday afternoon, but the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda has since confirmed that the former Houston Rockets head coach will be made official in Minnesota according to two separate sources from around the NBA.

In all honesty, if the NBA lockout ever ends and the Wolves are able to start this season, there's a lot of room for optimism from Minnesota fans considering that the team's locked up Love's favorite coach, convinced Ricky Rubio to come from Spain and drafted Derrick Williams.

In case anyone isn't familiar with Adelman, he should do just fine in Minnesota. He fits Kahn's uptempo philosophy, he's done well with great-passing big men in the past and, most importantly, he wins games (164 games above .500 in his career).

Optimism, I have it.

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