The NBA Dribbled Out

Since Don Nelson will be inducted into Springfield, Massachusett’s Basketball Hall of Fame tomorrow—with Reggie Miller and others—SI did a photo retrospective, which is presented here as a middle school elementary school level collage of my own making. 
Nelson sat down with Marc Stein at ESPN for a little Q & A about his illustrious time in the game as a coach (he won the coach of the year award 3 times) and player (he won 5 titles with the Celtics during the end of Russell’s reign in the late 60’s and those so-so Hondo/Cowens teams in the early-mid 70’s). Sam Amick also wrote about Nelson’s “‘storybook”’ career for Sports Illustrated.
Personally, I’ve always been leery of him after his Bucks squad (featuring post-cab driver-Dave Cowens) swept the Celtics in the ‘83 playoffs, but whatever—that’s probably on account of my old man’s influence.
Congratulations Don, you deserve it. I hope your Nellie ball offensive style continues to speed the game up and annoy lumbering low post players. 

Since Don Nelson will be inducted into Springfield, Massachusett’s Basketball Hall of Fame tomorrow—with Reggie Miller and others—SI did a photo retrospective, which is presented here as a middle school elementary school level collage of my own making. 

Nelson sat down with Marc Stein at ESPN for a little Q & A about his illustrious time in the game as a coach (he won the coach of the year award 3 times) and player (he won 5 titles with the Celtics during the end of Russell’s reign in the late 60’s and those so-so Hondo/Cowens teams in the early-mid 70’s). Sam Amick also wrote about Nelson’s “‘storybook”’ career for Sports Illustrated.

Personally, I’ve always been leery of him after his Bucks squad (featuring post-cab driver-Dave Cowens) swept the Celtics in the ‘83 playoffs, but whatever—that’s probably on account of my old man’s influence.

Congratulations Don, you deserve it. I hope your Nellie ball offensive style continues to speed the game up and annoy lumbering low post players. 

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