1,000-Win Masterminds
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Rick Adelman (1000 wins)
24 years, five different teams, a lot of success and some failure, but finally, as the Minnesota Timberwolves downed the Detroit Pistons 107-101 on Saturday, Rick Adelman joined an exclusive club of coaches to have won 1,000 or more games in the NBA. While he has never won an NBA Championship or a Coach of the Year award, Adelman has been at the helm of some memorable teams in recent years, including the 1989-1994 Portland Trailblazers that twice lost in the Finals, the early 2000s Sacramento Kings that were a Western Conference powerhouse, and the 2007-08 Houston Rockets that went on a 22-game winning streak.

Adelman’s feat has put him in rare company. Here are the other coaches in the NBA’s 1000 win club.

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