Ex-Blazers coach Rick Adelman’s son dies

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — RJ Adelman, the son of former Blazers coach Rick Adelman, was hit and killed in Houston as he crossed a street, TMZ reports.

Adelman, 44, was not in a crosswalk when he was hit February 2 by an 80-year-old woman, reports said. He died about 4 hours later.

His father was the coach of the Blazers between 1989 and 1994.

The Blazers confirmed the younger Adelman’s death in a statement Thursday:

“The Portland Trail Blazers extend our sincerest condolences to Rick Adelman, his wife Mary Kay and their family during this difficult time. The Adelmans were an integral part of and positive contributors to our organization and this community from 1983 to 1994.  Rick also helped establish the Trail Blazers team as a player during our first three years as a franchise.  We join with others around the NBA in keeping the Adelmans in our thoughts and prayers.”  

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