MINNEAPOLIS (KTTC/AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have hired Rick Adelman as their new head coach.
Two people with knowledge of the agreement tell The Associated Press that the team and the 65-year-old Adelman have agreed on terms and a contract is expected to be signed soon. The people requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.
Adelman replaces Kurt Rambis, who lasted just two seasons on the job.
Adelman is 945-616 in 20 seasons as a head coach of the Trail Blazers, Kings, Warriors and Rockets. He parted ways with the Rockets in April.
In Minnesota, he will be charged with turning around the youngest team in the league. The Timberwolves have won just 32 games over president of basketball operations David Kahn's first two seasons, including an NBA-worst 17-65 record last year.