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Rick Adelman wins 1,000th game (VIDEO)

Rick Adelman, Mary Kay Adelman

May Kay Adelman wipes a tear as she accompanies her husband, Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman, after the team defeated the Detroit Pistons in an NBA basketball game, Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Minneapolis. He became the eighth coach in the NBA to win 1,000 games after the Timberwolves’ 107-101 win. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)


Congratulation to Rick Adelman, who on Saturday became only the eighth coach in NBA history to reach 1,000 wins.

He coached some amazing teams — he reached the finals twice with the Portland Trail Blazers and was the man in the salad days in Sacramento when they won 50 games or more five straight years. Plus there were the years he had Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming in Houston. He is one of just a handful of coaches that can, in my mind, take over a team and instantly make them dramatically better.

Adelman is going to win a lot more games as well — he fronts a good Minnesota team that was taken down by injuries this year but should be a playoff team next year if they can stay healthy.