Adelman’s contract has mutual option for final season.
Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman will face a difficult decision over whether or not to continue beyond this season after failure to fulfil expectations.
With their season set to conclude on Wednesday night having missed out on the playoffs, the Timberwolves will regroup again this summer to discuss how a talented roster that they have was unable to extend their year.
Adelman has won more than 1,000 games over the past quarter of a century, has created innovative offense that has influenced the rest of the league and has a reputation for getting the best out of his roster.
However, that has arguably been missing this year as Minnesota have not made the most of the talent at their disposal, and with his 23rd season coming to an end, there are question marks over whether or not he returns.
“This year it just seems like we have a good game, and then it could be from one half to the next half,” Adelman said recently, as reported by ESPN.
“That’s been the hard part, trusting what’s going to come. It’s just been a very difficult year. I don’t think I’ve ever really experienced (this).”
Adelman’s contract has a mutual option included for the final season, which ultimately means that either side can opt out of the deal with discussions set to take place within two weeks from the season ending.
The Timberwolves coach is expected to sit down for talks with president Flip Saunders when the season is over on Wednesday, but their inconsistency this year may well force him to consider his options moving forward and whether or not he still has the drive to try and transform Minnesota into a legitimate playoff team.