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(Associated Press) Rick Adelman has a career coaching record of 999-702 in 22 seasons with five different teams.

Adelman near coaching milestone

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rick Adelman’s path to 1,000 career coaching victories didn’t begin when he was thrust into the interim head coaching job with the Portland Trail Blazers in 1989.

It started on a snowy night in Denver some 30 years ago, a few hours after the Blazers lost to the Nuggets. Adelman was an assistant under Jack Ramsay then, and the championship-winning head coach was distraught after watching his team drop the game.

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