Tuesday , Apr , 19 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Why Rick Adelman and Rockets parted ways

After four days of talks, some that were close to bringing Rick Adelman back as Rockets coach, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey called Adelman a “Hall of Fame coach.” He also showed Adelman the door. Adelman was happy to take it.

Adelman, who led the Rockets to their only playoff series win in the past 14 years and a franchise record 22-game winning streak, agreed to step down on Monday, a decision described as mutual.


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Management and the coach disagreed, so the coach is out of a job.

Reports indicate the Houston Rockets and Rick Adelman have parted ways because they couldn’t agree on how to run the team.

Adelman apparently wanted a greater say in personnel matters in order to employ his motion system. This didn’t jive with Executive Daryl Morey, and Adelman, a veteran sideline boss with an excellent record, decided to leave.

Look for the Rockets to interview role player extraordinaire turned assistant coach Mario Elie and veteran bench-boss Mike Fratello.

–Oly Sandor.

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