View Full Version : Nelson to Return as Warriors Head Coach

08-29-2006, 04:17 PM
Coach Mike Montgomery was dismissed by the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, and Don Nelson was ready to step in. Golden State will re-hire Nelson, the second-winningest coach in NBA history and the last coach to lead the downtrodden Warriors to the playoffs, on Wednesday, a league source told The Associated Press.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn't been completed, said the 66-year-old Nelson settled his differences with Warriors owner Chris Cohan and agreed to return to the club where he went 277-260 from 1988-95 and led Golden State to its last playoff appearance in 1994.

Nelson, a three-time NBA coach of the year, has won 1,190 games in a career that also includes stops in Milwaukee, New York and Dallas, where he won 339 games and led the Mavericks' revitalization from 1998 until March 2005, when he left amid health concerns.

The Warriors scheduled a news conference for Wednesday but didn't divulge the reason.

Almost nothing good has happened to the Warriors since Nelson left in December 1995. Montgomery - the Warriors' eighth coach in 12 seasons since Nelson's departure - had identical 34-48 records in his two seasons with the club.


08-29-2006, 04:33 PM
Well one things for sure. The Warriors are going to score a ton of points. Lord knows they have the talent too!

King Felix
08-29-2006, 11:51 PM
i read in espn magazine awhile ago it said baron wouldnt play with montgomery

09-01-2006, 04:31 PM
Baron and Montgomery never got along. Its odd to see Mike go though, seeing how the GM (Mullins) is still around an dpraised him up and down for the past two years. Heck, they fired Musselman, a vastly underrated coach, to get Mike.

Oh well, Mullins knows Nelson since he used to play for him and perhaps the change was needed. Montgomery is better of in college where the kids will actually listen to him and play within the system.

09-01-2006, 07:35 PM
Why don't give Don Nelson's son a chance? I think he is named Don (Donnie) Nelson, Junior. :lol: