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Adelman thought long and hard about Minnesota job

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When Rick Adelman parted ways with the Houston Rockets in the spring, he said he thought he had one more coaching job left in him.

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Most thought he would wait for the right opportunity with a veteran team on the brink of contending for an NBA title that has eluded him over 20 years in the business.

"I kept looking at this group and I thought, this could be a really good situation with the youth they have, the talent they have," Adelman said.

"You never know what you can do and I felt it was a great challenge and so I decided it's a good place, it's a good place to take the challenge up and try to turn things around."

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