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Rockets Reminded Of Messy Divorce From Rick Adelman

From all indications, things did not end harmoniously between former Houston Rockets head coach Rick Adelman and the team's leadership. Adelman, a storied and winning head coach in the NBA, did not take kindly to how his exit was handled last season by the Rockets.

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And, he took out a bit of that displeasure by showing up his old team on its home court. Most of the articles I read last night talked about Adelman being extra animated on the sidelines during the game, especially in the third quarter when the T'wolves built up a 17-point lead.

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Was his exit Leslie Alexander's fault? Adelman seemed to take numerous digs at the Rockets owner last night. Was it Morey, who chose to go with a less successful coach in Kevin McHale, but still had a cordial conversation with Adelman before the game.

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We won't probably know the full story for a while, if ever, but it looks like with or without Adelman, the Rockets may fail to make the playoffs yet again. After pulling within a half-game of first place, the bad loss to Minnesota hurt.

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Does his behavior change your opinion of Adelman's tenure with the Rockets? Do you side with him being bitter at the way he was let go?

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