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Rick Adelman

Rick Adelman

Chemeketa Community College
Class of 1993

Rick Adelman coached basketball at Chemeketa Community College for six years (141-39 record) winning or sharing three OCCAA championships and one Region 18 title.

Adelman was a counselor and physical education teacher at Chemeketa Community College and prior to his arrival at CHCC, he played seven years in the NBA with stops in San Diego, Portland, Chicago, New Orleans and Kansas City-Omaha. He was hired to be an assistant coach by Portland Trailblazer Head Coach Dr. Jack Ramsay in 1983.

Adelman became the Trailblazers Head Coach in 1989 and led the Trailblazers to two NBA finals in six years. Coach Adelman has also been the head coach of the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets and is currently the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On April 6, 2013, Adelman won his 1000th career game with a victory over the Detroit Pistons, becoming just the 8th coach in NBA history ever to do so.

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