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Adelman and Saunders bond in Minnesota

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MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- On the surface, Rick Adelman and Flip Saunders don't appear to have much in common.

Saunders is the polished socialite. His return to Minnesota as Timberwolves president has been marked by an open-door policy and a marketing blitz, and he never misses a chance to flash one of his designer suits.

Adelman is the curmudgeonly grinder, the X's and O's savant who doesn't have much time for small talk and doesn't much care what you think of his wardrobe.

The common ground comes on the court. Adelman is the coach and Saunders is a former coach. The two have formed a fast connection since Saunders took over. Adelman says he enjoys having another coach in the organization with whom he can strategize.

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