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- Published on September 29, 2011
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Lincoln Coach Headed To NBA
Ordinarily, there aren’t a lot of steps “up” in competition if you are the head coach of a 6A PIL team, but Lincoln coach David Adelman is taking one.
His father, Rick Adelman, former coach of the Portland Trailblazers (and way back, the Chemeketa Community College Storm), Sacramento Kings, and Houston Rockets of the NBA, and now the new head coach of the Minnesota Timber Wolves, has hired his son as an assistant.
(Assuming of course the NBA labor talks ever bear fruit, ending the lockout of the players.)
The younger Adelman has led Lincoln the last 5 years, and compiled an 83-53 overall record, which included PIL championships in 2007, ’10, and ’11. Adelman also guided the Cardinals to the 2009 6A State Championship game, eventually won by Jesuit 63-41.
D. Adelman and Lincoln posted a 22-7 record last season, and recovered from a quarterfinal loss to Central Catholic to defeat West Linn 78-70 to claim 4th. place in the OSAA 6A tournament consolation final.
Lincoln High athletic director Jeff Peeler said he hopes to name a replacement in the next two weeks.