(NEW YORK) — Good news for the Minnesota Timberwolves players and fans, as Rick Adelman will return this season to coach the team.
Earlier this year it was revealed that Adelman’s wife, Mary Kay, was was suffering from seizures, and the doctors didn’t know what the cause was.
Because of this, Adelman’s future in the NBA was in doubt. He even had to take a three-week midseason leave to help take care of her.
Despite these issues, Adelman has decided to return for his 23rd season as an NBA head coach. He still has two years remaining on his current contract.
In Adelman’s second year in Minnesota, the team went 31-51 in wake of a slew of injuries that plagued the team most of the season.
But expectations are high for team this season. Behind Adelman, the Timberwolves have a young and promising roster, which includes Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin.
Previously, Adelman has been with the Trail Blazers, Kings, Warriors and Rockets.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN