Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has confirmed that Rick Adelman will continue to coach the team for the 2013/14 NBA season.
67-year-old Adelman, whose playing career included spells with the Portland Trailblazers and Chicago Bulls, has been at Target Center since replacing Kurt Rambis in 2011 but there had been some doubt over his future after he missed a number of games last season to be with his ill wife.
However, despite that initial uncertainty, Taylor, who is also chairman of the NBA's Board of Governors, has moved to end speculation by revealing that Adelman will continue as head coach for the foreseeable future.
The Timberwolves endured a difficult campaign last season, with star duo Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio each missing significant periods due to various injury woes. Indeed the former, who was the fifth overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft, was limited to just 18 appearances after suffering a fractured hand.
Providing their star assets are able to steer clear of serious injury, the Timberwolves should be set for an improved season this time around after adding two extremely promising stars in the 2013 draft in the guise of controversial guard Shabazz Muhammad and 23-year-old Gorgui Deng.
The franchise were also significant boosted this summer with the news that Nikola Pekovic had signed a new five-year deal.