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ADELMAN SIGNS: Rick Adelman agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Sacramento Kings, keeping him with the club he has coached to the playoffs in each of his five seasons.

Financial figures weren't available, but Adelman — who was entering the final season of a two-year contract — will be among the NBA's highest-paid coaches. At least two teams aware of Adelman's contract situation inquired about his availability.

The Kings have won the last two Pacific Division titles under Adelman, who became the 18th coach in NBA history to win 600 games last season.

Adelman also has coached in Portland — where he led the Trail Blazers to the NBA Finals — and Golden State.

CHINA SAYS NO: Chinese basketball officials said Denver Nuggets prospect Xue Yuyang is not ready for the NBA and will not be allowed to play in the United States next season.

"It's an internal matter that we are going to work through the proper channels to resolve," Nuggets spokesman Tommy Sheppard said.

The 7-foot tall Xue was drafted 57th overall by the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night, then traded to the Nuggets for a second-round pick in 2004.

In a statement appearing in Chinese newspapers, the Chinese Basketball Association said Xue wasn't ready for the NBA and his participation in the draft violated regulations.

"Xue Yuyang's selection shows China's own-trained athletes have received international recognition and is a good thing," the statement said.

But it added that Xue needed to "train with the national team, play in international competitions, build up experience, improve his skills and strengthen himself physically for the grueling competition of the NBA.

"When conditions are ripe, the Chinese Basketball Association will support him to go play in the NBA."

The statement said Xue's agents violated notification rules in entering him in the draft, but didn't say if anyone would be punished.