Rockets won't renew Adelman's contract

HOUSTON (AP) - A person familiar with the decision says Rick Adelman is out as coach of the Houston Rockets.

The team will not renew Adelman's contract for next season says the person, who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Monday because the team has not made an official announcement.

KRIV-TV and the Houston Chronicle first reported the decision.  The 64-year-old Adelman went 193-135 in four seasons with the Rockets and led them to their only playoff series victory since 1997.  His career record is 945-616 and ranks eighth in career victories.

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