FILE – In this Dec. 22, 2007 file photo, Houston Rockets coach Rick Adelman claps during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against Chicago Bulls, in Chicago. One of the most quietly successful coaching careers in NBA history could be coming to an inauspicious conclusion. When the Minnesota Timberwolves wrap up their 10th straight non-playoff season on Wednesday night, April 16, 2014, it’s expected to be Adelman’s last game with the team. And his final season has been a frustrating one. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He's covered the NBA for four seasons. You can also occasionally find his work on ESPN.com's NBA section for their TrueCities series. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.