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Rick Adelman 1 win shy of 1,000 for his career

Updated: April 4, 2013, 6:55 PM ET
Associated Press

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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI

AP Basketball Writer

MINNEAPOLIS -- Rick Adelman's path to 1,000 career coaching victories didn't begin when he was thrust into the interim head coaching job with the Portland Trail Blazers in 1989.

It started on a snowy night in Denver some 30 years ago, a few hours after the Blazers lost to the Nuggets. Adelman was an assistant under Jack Ramsay then, and the championship-winning head ...

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