You know that feeling of relief when you finish something you’d never thought you’d finish? The proverbial weight lifted off one’s shoulders? It’s different from the feeling one feels after finishing something that has an inevitable end. In other words, you know it’s going to end; you just don’t know when or how. Well, the inevitable end came for Rick Adelman today as he concluded his silent but extraordinary career, not as a basketball coach, but as a teacher.
About a month ago I wrote a piece on why Fred Hoiberg would be a perfect fit to be the next head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Since then, Hoiberg received a huge extension from Iowa State University, so it doesn’t look like my choice will come to fruition. However, there is one coach I think who could do a good job with the Timberwolves: Stan Van Gundy.
Stephen Curry lit-up the basketball world with his unlimited range and sweet handles last postseason. Kawhi Leonard made a name for himself in the NBA Finals, as did Danny Green. Who will be the “breakout star” in this year’s postseason? Here is a list of five players you should watch.
It’s only a matter of time before current head coach Rick Adelman decides to call it a career. As a disappointing season comes to a close, the search for a new coach will soon come to the forefront of the T’Wolves to-do list. Fred Hoiberg should be the first name on the list.
As another disappointing season is coming to a close for the Minnesota Timberwolves, their off-season to do list has grown over the course of a season that promised a lot of hope to fans. Instead, they will extend their playoff drought to 10 years once the season comes to a close on April 16th.