NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 101, Memphis 81

MEMPHIS, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Chris Paul helped Los Angeles dominate the second half Thursday on its way to a 101-81 victory over Memphis.

NBA: Minnesota 107, Detroit 101

MINNEAPOLIS, April 6 (UPI) -- Luke Ridnour led a clutch effort from the foul line Saturday that gave Minnesota a 107-101 win over Detroit -- the 1,000th in the career of Coach Rick Adelman.
Miller, Sampson, Nelson headed to Basketball Hall of Fame

Miller, Sampson, Nelson headed to Basketball Hall of Fame

NEW ORLEANS, April 2 (UPI) -- Reggie Miller, Ralph Sampson and Don Nelson were selected to be part of the 2012 class for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, officials said Monday.
Basketball Hall of Fame finalists listed

Basketball Hall of Fame finalists listed

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Reggie Miller and Rick Pitino are among 12 finalists for the 2012 class of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Smart out as Golden State coach

Smart out as Golden State coach

OAKLAND, Calif., April 27 (UPI) -- Keith Smart, who has been on the Golden State staff for eight years, won't return next season as coach of the Warriors, the NBA team said Wednesday.
NBA: Denver 123, Toronto 116

NBA: Denver 123, Toronto 116

TORONTO, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Al Harrington scored 31 points off the bench Friday to give Coach George Karl a milestone victory in the Denver Nuggets' 123-116 win over Toronto.

NBA: Golden State 132, Houston 128

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A 46-point performance by Monta Ellis Wednesday boosted Golden State to a 132-128 win over Houston.
Smart replaces Nelson at Golden State

Smart replaces Nelson at Golden State

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Keith Smart was promoted to head coach of the Golden State Warriors, the NBA team said Monday, ending Don Nelson's 31-season coaching career.
Report: Nelson out as Warriors coach

Report: Nelson out as Warriors coach

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The Golden State Warriors will replace Coach Don Nelson with assistant Keith Smart, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday.

NBA: Golden State 116, Minnesota 107

MINNEAPOLIS, April 7 (UPI) -- Anthony Tolliver's 34 points Wednesday boosted Golden State to a 116-107 win over Minnesota, making Coach Don Nelson the all-time NBA leader in victories.

NBA: Washington 112, Golden State 94

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- Golden State Coach Don Nelson was denied a historic 1,333rd career win Tuesday as the Washington Wizards downed the Warriors 112-94.

NBA: Golden State 128, New York 117

OAKLAND, Calif., April 3 (UPI) -- Anthony Morrow scored a season-high 35 points off the bench Friday, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 128-117 decision over New York.

NBA: Golden State 121, LA Clippers 103

LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) -- Reggie Williams scored 25 points and the Golden State Warriors rode a 40-14 second quarter to a 121-103 win over the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday.

NBA: Golden State 111, Dallas 103

DALLAS, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Monta Ellis collected 37 points and Golden State, using only six players, rallied Tuesday to defeat Dallas 111-103.
Report: Cuban-Nelson feud not settled

Report: Cuban-Nelson feud not settled

DALLAS, July 24 (UPI) -- The bitter feud between Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and former coach Don Nelson is not over, the Dallas Morning News said.
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Don Nelson
SAP2001050509-5 MAY 2001-SAN ANTONIO, TX, USA; Don Nelson, head coach of the Dallas Mavericks expresses his disagreement with the officials. Nelson was called for a technical foul after this outburst. jm/ Joe Mitchell UPI

Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940, in Muskegon, Michigan) is a former NBA player and head coach. He coached the Milwaukee Bucks, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Golden State Warriors.

An innovator, Nelson is credited with, among other things, inventing the concept of the point forward, a tactic which is frequently employed by teams at every level today. His unique brand of basketball is often referred to as Nellie Ball. He was named one of the Top 10 coaches in NBA history. On April 7, 2010, he passed Lenny Wilkens for first place on the all-time NBA wins list with 1,333 wins. His all-time record is 1,335-1,063 (.557).

After a very successful high school career at Rock Island High School, Nelson graduated from the University of Iowa in 1962 as a two-time All-American averaging 21.1 points and 10.5 rebounds a game. He was drafted 19th overall by the Chicago Zephyrs of the NBA. He played for the Zephyrs one season, and was sold to the Los Angeles Lakers in 1963. After two years with the Lakers, he was signed by the Boston Celtics.

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