Rick Adelman
Guard #12
6-2, 185
Born: June 16, 1946
Loyola-Marymount '68

Three Seasons- 1970-71 through 1972-73

Alumni Profiles

'70-'71 Season

Rick Adelman
Jim Barnett
LeRoy Ellis
Claude English
Walt Gilmore
Gary Gregor
Shaler Halimon
Ron Knight
Ed Manning
Stan McKenzie
Dorie Murrey
Dale Schlueter
Geoff Petrie
Bill Stricker
How Acquired --- Selected from San Diego in the 1970 NBA Expansion Draft.

Departed --- Traded to Chicago for cash and 1974 2nd round draft choice (Phil Lumpkin) 9/14/73

As a Trail Blazer --- One of the original Trail Blazers and in the starting lineup in the clubís regular season inaugural against Cleveland on Oct. 16, 1970 . . . Named teamís first captain at start of 1971-72 season . . . Missed only nine games in his three seasons with Blazers because of injury or illness . . . Averaged 9.8 points and 4.6 assists in 237 contests . . . His best NBA season was 1970-71 when he scored at a 12.6 ppg clip and averaged a team-best 5.2 assists while starting 59 of 81 games . . . Scored in double figures 121 times in his three seasons . . . Registered 20 or more points 12 times, including an NBA career high 27 in a 124-120 win over Boston 1/5/71 . . . Dished out 10 or more assists in nine games as a Blazer, including a career-high 17 vs. Cleveland 11/19/71, the eighth highest total in team history.

After Basketball --- Played two more NBA seasons, retired and returned to Loyola-Marymount to earn a masterís degree in history . . . Head coach at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Ore., for six seasons where his teams posted a 141-39 (78.3%) record and won or shared three league and one regional title . . . Became a Blazers assistant coach under Jack Ramsay in 1983 . . . When Mike Schuler was fired in the middle of the 1988-89 season, Rick was named interim coach and led the Blazers to the playoffs . . . The very next season, he guided Portland to the NBA Finals . . . In five-plus years as the Trail Blazersí head man, he posted a 291-154 record, a franchise best 65.4% win percentage, and took the team to the NBA Finals twice . . . His teams were in the playoffs six times and had a 36-33 post season record . . . Now head coach of the Sacramento Kings.

Stats as a Trail Blazer
Games-Starts 237-166
Scoring Avg 9.8
Rebounding Avg 2.8
Assists Avg 4.6
Minutes per Game 27.7
FG% 42.4%
FT% 73.1%


Blazers Career Highs
Points 27- 1/5/71 v. Boston (in Philadelphia)
Field Goals 12- 11/25/72 at Philadelphia
Free Throws 13- 1/29/71 v. Phoenix
Rebounds 11- 2/21/71 v. Cleveland
Assists 17- 11/19/71 v. Cleveland
Minutes 46- 11/30/71 vs. Phoenix