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Adelmania is Over!!!

IN THE COMMENTS: Nominations for the next head coach of the Sacramento Kings...

Sam Amick...

The Rick Adelman era in Sacramento is over.
According to inside sources, Kings president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie is expected to announce at a 3 p.m. news conference today that the coach who led them to eight consecutive playoff berths will not be back next season.

Associated Press...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Rick Adelman was fired as coach of the Sacramento Kings, an NBA official said Tuesday.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the move had not yet been announced, said Adelman will not receive a contract extension after leading the Kings to eight consecutive playoff appearances. Sacramento was eliminated from the playoffs on Friday by the San Antonio Spurs.

The Kings called a news conference for Tuesday, but wouldn't divulge the reason.


Sources with the Sacramento Kings organization have told News10's Bryan May that head coach Rick Adelman will not be with the club for a ninth season.

Kings management has scheduled a press conference for 3 p.m.. will carry the announcement live.

Update [2006-5-9 18:17:11 by TZ]: The news conference is live on I spy Amick, Voisin, May, et al.

3:12p: Petrie says an extension wasn't feasible. Assistant coaches' contracts will not be renewed. They are gone.

3:14p: "He'll be fine."

3:15p: I refuse to understand why journalists insist on asking ridiculous questions. I am giving up on this press conference.

3:16p: Wow, this is f*cking crazy. Wow.