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(Associated Press) Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman, right, waves to the crowd after he become the eighth coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games after defeating the Detroit Pistons Saturday in Minneapolis. Accompanying him is his wife, Mary Kay.

Timberwolves coach Adelman joins exclusive club

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The final seconds ticked down on Rick Adelman’s 1,000th career victory, and a season’s worth of hardship and heartache quickly evaporated.

As his players surrounded him to celebrate, the 66-year-old basketball lifer quickly disengaged from the crowd, and everyone in the arena knew where he was headed.

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