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Timberwolves announce agreement with Adelman

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 13 2011 7:40 a.m. MDT

FILE - This Feb. 2, 2011 file photo shows Houston Rockets coach Rick Adelman during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz,  in Salt Lake City. The Minnesota Timberwolves are bringing Adelman in to try and turn around one of the NBA's most downtrodden franchises. Two people with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Monday that the team and the 65-year-old Adelman have agreed on terms and a contract is expected to be signed soon. The people requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.  (Steve C. Wilson, File, Associated Press) FILE - This Feb. 2, 2011 file photo shows Houston Rockets coach Rick Adelman during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, in Salt Lake City. The Minnesota Timberwolves are bringing Adelman in to try and turn around one of the NBA's most downtrodden franchises. Two people with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Monday that the team and the 65-year-old Adelman have agreed on terms and a contract is expected to be signed soon. The people requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made. (Steve C. Wilson, File, Associated Press)

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced that they are hiring Rick Adelman as their next coach.

News of Adelman's deal first came out Monday, and the Timberwolves made the official announcement Tuesday morning. They say that an introductory news conference will be held once the contract is signed.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Adelman is 945-616 in 20 seasons as coach of the Trail Blazers, Kings, Warriors and Rockets. He is eighth on the NBA's career wins list and parted ways with the Rockets in April.

The 65-year-old Adelman replaces Kurt Rambis. He becomes the 10th head coach in franchise history.

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