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MetroSource News 09/14/2011

T’wolves Agree To Coaching Deal With Adelman
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have their new head coach. The T’wolves have agreed in principle to a deal with Rick Adelman to lead their young core. The 65-year-old left the Houston Rockets in April and has also coached the Trail Blazers, Kings and Warriors in his 20-year career. Adelman has just two losing years in 18 full seasons on the bench. Coincidentally, Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love played on the same high school team as Adelman’s son.

Start Of NBA Season In Jeopardy After Labor Talks Fail
(New York, NY) — It looks more and more like the start of the NBA season will be compromised. Labor talks broke down Tuesday without progress and no new talks are scheduled. The players’ latest proposal offered to give back more in exchange for keeping the current flexible salary cap, but owners want a hard cap. Union chief Billy Hunter told reporters the players have been advised they may have to sit out half the season before a deal gets done. The NBA locked out the players July 1st after the collective bargaining agreement expired. Training camps are slated to open October 3rd, with the start of the regular season November 1st.

Chen, Royals Blank Twins
(Kansas City, MO) — Mike Moustakas and Alex Gordon each popped solo home runs to back eight scoreless innings from Bruce Chen as the Royals blanked the Twins, 4-0. Carl Pavano allowed four runs, three earned, through seven innings of work to suffer the loss for Minnesota. The Twins have dropped nine of their last 10 games. The short series wraps this afternoon when Liam Hendriks takes the hill against Luke Hochevar.

Health Of Gophers Football Coach Improves
(Minneapolis, MN) — The condition of University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill is improving after his seizure on the field Saturday. Team physician Doctor Pat Smith says Kill was diagnosed with dehydration when he was admitted into the hospital on Saturday and that likely was a part of what caused the in-game episode. The doctor says his feeling is that Kill will be on the sidelines for this Saturday’s game at home against Miami of Ohio.

NFL Retirees Sue NFLPA, Tom Brady, Among Others
(Minneapolis, MN) — A group of retired NFL players have filed a lawsuit against the NFL Players Association, NFLPA president DeMaurice Smith, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and former player Mike Vrabel. The suit claims they did not have any authority to negotiate for retiree benefits on behalf of the retired players during the recent NFL labor dispute. The federal class-action lawsuit was filed in United States District Court in Minnesota. The retired players claim that after the NFLPA decertified on March 11th, they gave up the right to agree to terms of such benefits. The group of retired players that are a part of the suit include 23 Hall of Famers such as Carl Eller, Chuck Bednarik, and John Hannah.