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ROCKETS AND COACH ADELMAN PART WAYS
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 03:10 PM EDT

Rick Adelman is no longer the coach of the Houston Rockets. The team reported that the Rockets and Adelman have reciprocally agreed to part ways. Adelman’s contract expires on June 30. The team’s General Manager said that the decision came after numerous discussions and careful consideration. Basketball odds.

The 64-year-old Coach Adelman went 193-135 in 4 full seasons with the Houston Rockets. The .588 winning percentage was the highest among the 11 full-time coaches the franchise has had. “I have enjoyed my time in Houston over these past four seasons,” Adelman said in a statement.

Some Rockets players were staggered and frustrated by the decision taken. “I think we lost one of the greatest coaches of all time,” Kevin Martin said. “We took a step backwards. It’s like losing a great player. You see what happens. But for now, we took a step backwards.” Basketball spreads.

Adelman accepted the coaching gig in 2007 and predicted building a championship runner around Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady. Unfortunately by the end of Adelman’s first season, both All-Stars had severe injuries that required surgery and long-time rehab.

Rick Adelman has never won a Coach of the Year award, but he’s finished second four times. Now, Adelman will take time to ponder his next move. He said in the last week of the Rockets’ season that he still has a passion for the job. Houston was left out of contention for this year’s postseason. Basketball lines.

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