Rick Adelman's Son R.J. Dies at Age 44 After Being Hit by Car Crossing Street

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistFebruary 8, 2018

HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 24:  Assistant coach R.J. Adelman of the Houston Rockets poses during media day on September 24, 2010 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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R.J. Adelman, a former NBA assistant coach and son of former NBA head coach Rick Adelman, died Feb. 2 after being struck by a car.

He was 44.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ Sports, Adelman was walking in downtown Houston when he was hit by an 80-year-old woman driving a minivan. Adelman, who was not using the crosswalk, was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead four hours after the accident.

The younger Adelman served as an assistant coach under his father during his time with the Rockets and was also a scout for the Seattle SuperSonics and Sacramento Kings. He was also a director of player personnel with the Minnesota Timberwolves during Rick's time with the franchise.

The woman driving the vehicle has not been charged with a crime at this point. However, police have said the investigation is still ongoing.

Adelman died as a result of blunt force injuries sustained during the crash. 

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