Rockets Hire Adelman

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HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets have hired Rick Adelman as
their new head coach and will introduce him at a news conference
Wednesday.

The 60-year-old Adelman has coached Portland, Golden State and
Sacramento. He was out of coaching this year after being fired by
the Kings following last season. Adelman took the Trail Blazers to
the N-B-A finals twice and has eight consecutive winning seasons as
coach of the Kings.

He left the sidelines ranked 14th on the all-time list for
coaching victories with 752.

Adelman replaces Jeff Van Gundy, who was fired Friday after the
Rockets were bounced from the first round of the playoffs for the
third time in four seasons.