Friday , Mar , 14 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Rick Adelman the NBA’s Most Underrated Head Coach?

Long before Rick Adelman’s Yao Ming-less Rockets amassed the second longest winning streak in NBA history (The Bobcats are bound to become 21st straight victim tonight if the home team doesn’t get caught looking ahead to Sunday’s play date with the Lakers), he was by far the league’s all-time most underrated coach. In 16 previous seasons Adelman’s three teams (Blazers, Warriors, Kings) were denied making the playoffs a total of zero times. Portland twice reached The Finals. Equally remarkable is his .610 winning percentage (752-481) and just three of those seasons were below .500, his first as a Blazer in 1989 (14-21) when Rick replaced Mike Schuler in mid-February and both years (36-46 and 30-52) with Golden State. Click here for more from the New York Post.