10:28pm: Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN tweets that team owner Glen Taylor recently told him that he expects Adelman to be back next year, considering that the last update on his wife's condition contained good news.
10:10pm: Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman could consider resigning if his wife's health issues persist, writes Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com. The 66-year-old coach had taken a three week break from the team in January to be with his family and had contemplated quitting twice this season. Balancing his attention between his family and a team battling through an injury-riddled year, Adelman isn't sure where he stands right now: “there’s a couple times I really struggled whether I should come back…I’m sure I’ll be thinking more about it as we move on here (through the season).”
While he says that his wife is doing fine, Adelman remained non-commital about the possibility of returning to the team next season: “I think it’s something I’m just going to have to sit down with my wife and family and just talk about and see where we’re going with this. The most important thing is where we’re going with her health. Whatever happens will happen naturally."
He also added: “It’s unfair for me to talk about that when I’m asking these guys to finish the season off and compete…And that’s all I’m trying to do now. I think there will be a right time to look at everything. I don’t want to really talk about those types of things until it’s done.”
The former Trail Blazers, Warriors, Kings, and Rockets coach is currently finishing up the second year of a four-year, $20MM contract that he signed with Minnesota in 2011. Through 131 games with Adelman as the head coach, the team is 49-82.