Kirilenko: 'I love Adelman'

Yes, he's busy in the Olympics trying to win a medal in basketball for Russia, but new Timberwolf Andrei Kirilenko took time out for an interview published recently on a German web site, where he dishes on best European players in the NBA, Kevin Love and Mr. Adelman.
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