Rockets and Rick Adelman Part Ways

Monday April 18, 2011 6:43 PM

Rockets And Adelman Part Ways

Adelman departs after four seasons as Rockets Head Coach staff

HOUSTON - Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team and Head Coach Rick Adelman have mutually agreed to part ways.

“After numerous discussions and careful consideration with Coach Adelman, we have mutually agreed to part ways,” said Morey. “It has been a privilege and an honor to work with and learn from Rick during these past four years. He is a Hall of Fame coach who earned the respect and admiration of our entire organization during his time here. These situations are always difficult, but we would like to personally thank Rick and his staff for their efforts the past four seasons and we wish them the best in their future pursuits.”

Named the 11th head coach in Rockets history on May 23, 2007, Adelman produced a 193-135 (.588) record in four seasons at Houston’s helm, which included a 43-39 (.524) mark this past season. He also notched a 9-10 (.474) mark in two postseason appearances with the Rockets. Adelman (945) moved past Bill Fitch (944) into eighth on the NBA’s all-time list for regular season coaching wins with a 121-102 victory at Minnesota (4/13/11).

“I have enjoyed my time in Houston over these past four seasons," said Adelman. "We accomplished quite a bit, despite overcoming numerous obstacles during the past few years. I especially enjoyed coaching this group of players the past two seasons. Despite difficult circumstances, they never gave in and they never quit. It was a joy coming in every day and working with such a group of dedicated players and coaches. I wish them all the best.”

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