Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman back with team

12:57 PM, Jan 28, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman is back with the club after a leave of absence to look after his ill wife.

Adelman was back at practice Monday and says he plans to coach the club Wednesday when the Wolves take on the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Timberwolves tweeted that coach Adelman says it felt good to be back on floor today at practice, that it was hard to be away but some things are more important than basketball.

Adelman was away from his team for three weeks while wife Mary Kay was hospitalized with an undisclosed illness. He says she is now at home and doing better.

The Timberwolves are undoubtably glad their leader is back, as the team lost nine of 11 games in his absence. After starting out on a strong note the ballclub has flagged, in large part due to injuries to star forward Kevin Love, newcomer Chase Budinger and others.

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