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The Timberwolves will officially introduce Rick Adelman as their new head coach next Wednesday. It also turns out Michael Beasley doesn't have a broken wrist. And Ricky Rubio didn't play very much in the Eurobasket championship game.
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The Timberwolves will officially introduce Rick Adelman as their new head coach next Wednesday. It also turns out Michael Beasley doesn't have a broken wrist. And Ricky Rubio didn't play very much in the Eurobasket championship game.

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