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Did you enjoy Rick Adelman's tenure with the Rockets?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by tinman, Mar 21, 2014.

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Did you like Rick ?

  1. Yes - we had great winning seasons and we almost beat the Lakers

    70 vote(s)
    45.5%
  2. Yes - he managed winning seasons with stars that have health issues

    62 vote(s)
    40.3%
  3. No - he won't let star players play the minutes they wanted

    5 vote(s)
    3.2%
  4. No - he had a paltry losing record with the Rockets

    17 vote(s)
    11.0%
  1. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    Yes?

    <img src="http://nbcprobasketballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/adelman.jpg" height=500>


    No?
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    (actual stats)<PRE>
    Regu Play
    Season Age Lg Tm G W L W-L% W .500 Finish G W L W-L% Notes
    2007-08 61 NBA HOU 82 55 27 .671 14.0 3 6 2 4 .333
    2008-09 62 NBA HOU 82 53 29 .646 12.0 2 13 7 6 .538
    2009-10 63 NBA HOU 82 42 40 .512 1.0 3
    2010-11 64 NBA HOU 82 43 39 .524 2.0 5
    </PRE>http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/adelmri01c.html
     
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  2. heypartner

    heypartner Contributing Member

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    I fondly remember SamFisher's thread and pictures explaining how Adelman needs a monocle like a German General from World War II

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  3. Bo6

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    not to be brash...but who the **** cares
     
  4. heypartner

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    tinman,

    btw...hit reply to this post and cut and post my image code into your OP. It will fix the picture being too large.

    <img src="http://nbcprobasketballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/adelman.jpg" height=500>
     
  5. FTW Rockets FTW

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    Yes and I also enjoyed TMac's tenure with the Rockets

    Both Rick + TMac combined = Basketball Orgasm ;)
     
  6. cebu

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    We almost beat the champion, that's a very big thing to me. Kobe has more will to win than tmac.
     
  7. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    Daryl Morey recognized that and noted in the future he will find a star player with heart and will to win.

    He did that, thank you Morey for getting Harden.
     
  8. ThatBoyNick

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    2009-10 and 2010-11, i LOVED those seasons.

    Brooks, Dragic, Scola, Lowry, Martin, Hayes, Lee, Budinger, Ariza, Landry, Dalembert.... so many fun players and awesome moments from a scrappy overachieving team.
     
  9. steddinotayto

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    I don't know if it's amazing or sad that Rick Adelman's teams throughout his coaching career are always just a few victories away from beating teams that Phil Jackson eventually leads to the title.

    Great coach.
     
  10. crimmy88

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    It was fun, yeah. The teams he had were injury-riddled but I can't really fault that to Rick's coaching. The only thing that frustrated me the most about him is his infatuation with Brad Miller.
     
  11. HR Dept

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    Absolutely! T-Mac and Adelman were a legendary duo for sure!
     
  12. RCPM

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    Another "look at me" thread by butthurt tinman.
     
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    adelman was a good coach. too bad our stars got injured...
     
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    I'm sorry, but this is just sad. We almost beat the champs(when they were half stepping the whole series because they knew they were better than us.)
     
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    Haha, yeah. I've always loved big Brad Miller, he was on one of the teams my uncle coached while on the Kings. Rick's 09-10-11 teams were similar, with Kevin Martin, Miller, and other overachieving role players
     
  16. CDrex

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    I absolutely did, but I also thought it was time for him to go. He was a great coach for a Yao-Ming centered team - once Yao was gone, he wasn't such an asset and the defense went to hell exactly as you'd predict if you understood Rick's history and Yao's importance.

    The Rockets are currently on the longest streak of winning seasons in franchise history. RA was a big part of that because he kept the team at least a little competitive in the middle of a really rough transition from the Yao-McGrady era. So I was positive about him as a coach but agreed with not bringing him back.
     
  17. Sweet Lou 4 2

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    Almost? Getting blown out in 4 road games isn't almost.
     
  18. heypartner

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    wtf? We won Game 1 in LA

    Clutch needs to do something about people who post false stats. :p
     
  19. Sweet Lou 4 2

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    I was fine with RA as coach. I don't think he was the greatest nor the worst. Biggest issue I had with him was the way the T-mac situation went down. Not saying RA wasn't within his right to handle it as he saw fit..but we all know that JVG and T-mac had a much better relationship and a lot of the drama would have been avoided.

    Other than that, I think he was a fine coach. Probably we should have let him go once the Yao-Mac era was over and blown-up the team then and there. Those 2 years of just being in no-man's land was not fun at all.

    Still, the 22 game winning streak was a thing of beauty. Maybe a statistical fluke, but you have to give RA some credit for having that with two superstars who couldn't seem to stay healthy.

    I think if he had a healthy Yao-Mac and guys like Lowry, Scola, Brooks, Battier, and company all healthy at once he would have been able to make a deep run into the playoffs.
     
  20. HR Dept

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    Adelman should be coaching the Lakers right now, I still have no idea how or why Dantoni landed in LA and Adelman ended up in Minny.
     
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