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Rick Adelman Biography
Former player and current coach, Rick Adelman was born June 16, 1946 in Lynwood, California, United States. He is the current head coach of the NBA's Houston Rockets. He was hired five days after the firing of Jeff Van Gundy on May 18, 2007. He has served as head coach of the Golden State Warriors, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Sacramento Kings previously.
Adelman began his basketball career as a collegiate star at Loyola University of Los Angeles, now known as Loyola Marymount University. In the 1968 NBA Draft, he was selected by the San Diego Rockets (now the Houston Rockets) in the 7th round. He played two seasons in San Diego before being taken by the expansion Trail Blazers in the 1970 expansion draft; he then played three seasons in Portland. He also played for the Chicago Bulls, New Orleans (now Utah) Jazz, and the Kansas City/Omaha (now Sacramento) Kings. He ended his playing career in 1975.
The Houston Rockets brought in Rick Adelman as their new head coach, five days after the dismissal of Jeff Van Gundy on May 18, 2007. Van Gundy had taken the Rockets to three playoff appearances in four years with no series wins. In his first season as head coach, Adelman guided the Rockets to a 22-game winning streak from January through March 2008, the second longest winning streak in NBA history.
Adelman won his 800th career game, 13th among coaches in NBA history, on March 24th, 2008 against his old team the Sacramento Kings.
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