It now appears that Rick Adelman chose to leave rather than have a head-coach-in-training assigned to his staff by management. Adelman decided to be loyal to his existing assistant coaches and not undermine them with an interloper not of his choosing. More power to him. I have many times praised Daryl Morey and Les Alexander, but this time they blew it. Rick Adelman is a Hall-of-Fame coach that got more out of a mediocre team this year than any other coach in the league could have. He may well be the best coach in the history of Houston Sports. He had the players’ ears and their complete confidence. Who can the Rockets get that will be better than Rick Adelman? Daryl and Les, I hope your next coaching decision is better than this one.