Sure, Rookie Rubio is already one of the best point guards in the league and it is only his first year. And sure, Love keeps getting more and more superstarry. And sure, the entire team seems to be getting better and better day by day. But does any particular facet of the timberwolves organization deserve more praise than Coach Rick Adelman?
I know that we have gotten some nice new pieces this year, and Rubio is truly a talented player, but we need to recognize how much of a debt of gratitude we owe to one man, Rick Adelman.
This guy has singlehandedly transformed one of the most moribund and incompetent sports franchises of all time into an actual respectable entity. I don't know if any of us are really appreciating how amazing this is.
I've followed the Wolves for a while, and it has been full of pain. But this one man, (and his little coach team i guess) have truly worked miracles.
The Wolves have actually begun playing defense, and even are leading the league in some categories. They are playing smarter and with purpose and they know their roles. It is really great.
Does anyone think that Rambis could have had this team playing this well? Even with Rubio?
Here is an even more scary thought. What if Rubio had come over under Rambis, and Rambis had Jonny Flynned Rubio????!!!!!! That would be like when Voldemort drank those unicorn's blood. A truly despicable act of evil.
So while we all wail and gnash our teeth about Love only getting 60 million dollars maybe we should be looking at a different spot. We should be talking about how we can lock up Adelman to a ten year contract! Because coaches like this don't come around very often.