Timberwolves promote David Adelman to assistant coach

The Minnesota Timberwolves have promoted David Adelman to assistant coach and hired Bobby Jackson as player development coach.

Adelman, who spent the past two seasons as Minnesota's player development coach, served as head coach of the Timberwolves Summer League entry this summer.

Jackson spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings. He finished his 12-year NBA career in 2009 after playing for six teams.

"David is a bright young coach and has demonstrated the past two years that he is ready to take on additional responsibilities," said Flip Saunders, Timberwolves president of basketball operations. "In Bobby Jackson, we are bringing a Minnesota basketball icon back to our state. Bobby has the respect of players around our league and did a great job working with the young Kings players this past season. Both Rick Adelman and I are very familiar with Bobby and are excited to have him on our coaching staff."