HOUSTON -- Rockets assistant coach R.J. Adelman, the son of
head coach Rick Adelman, has been charged with drunken driving,
according to a television news report.
Police stopped R.J. Adelman on Nov. 19 for speeding and found
alcohol containers in his car, Houston television station KRIV
reported Wednesday night.
The team said Adelman was taking a leave of absence to get
"Our concern is for R.J.'s well being during this very
challenging personal time," Rockets general manager Daryl Morey
said in a statement released to The Associated Press. "We are
grateful that nobody was injured. R.J. has taken a leave of absence
from the team in order to seek professional assistance. Out of
respect for him and his family, we will refrain from future public
comments regarding his situation."
Police administered a breath test and a field sobriety test,
leading to R.J. Adelman's arrest, KRIV reported. He was later
released on $500 bond.
A Houston police spokesman reached by the AP late Wednesday
could not immediately confirm Adelman's arrest.
R.J. Adelman is in his first season with the Rockets and is
focused on advance scouting operations, according to a biography on
the Rockets Web site.