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06-27-2003, 07:35 PM
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Seventh in wins among active coaches, Adelman rewarded

ESPN.com news services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento Kings coach Rick Adelman received a contract extension Friday. The team did not release details, but the Sacramento Bee reported that the coach and Kings management had been working on a three-year extension. He is entering the final season of a two-year deal.

Adelman, who has led the Kings to the Pacific Division title the last two seasons, has spent five seasons with the team. Last season, he became the 18th coach in NBA history to win 600 games.

Adelman also has coached in Portland and Golden State.

"This is where I want to be,'' said Adelman, who has a career record of 603-384 in 13 years as a coach. "I love the team, the city and the fans.''

Adelman is seventh in wins among active NBA coaches. He is the fourth coach in NBA history to win 60 or more games in a season with two different teams. His .652 winning percentage (245-131) with the Kings is the highest in the franchise's 55-year history.

The Kings also announced that Hall of Fame coach Pete Carril will resume his role as a full-time assistant after spending last season as special assistant to the president.