Rick Adelman disappointed with pre-season preparations

Adelman blasts Timberwolves
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Minnesota Timberwolves have not shown the right attitude in pre-season, according to head coach Rick Adelman.

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman has admitted that he has been disappointed with the attitude shown by his side in pre-season.

The Timberwolves have won twice and lost twice so far in pre-season but Adelman believes that they cannot continue to go "through the motions" ahead of the new campaign.

"They've got to figure out what they want to do as a team," Adelman told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. "I just told them, 'What kind of season do you want?' That's really up to us to make what we want. They've got to figure out what they want to do as a team.

"Like I told them afterward, we've played two games here at home and we're acting like we're just going through the motions. We aren't the San Antonio Spurs and we aren't Miami. We act like we have plenty of time.

"I know it's the exhibition season, but we're trying to get better and we really can't get better if we don't go out with better effort than we've shown."

Minnesota begin their season against the Orlando Magic on October 30.

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman during the game against Los Angeles Lakers on February 28, 2013
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