The announcement is expected to be made official on Monday. The Warriors are holding their annual media day as well on Monday at their practice facility in Oakland.
The team is in the middle of a sale from Chris Cohan to Joe Lacob and Peter Guber. Apparently Lacob and Guber want to move in a new direction.
Nelson is a former NBA player. This is his second stint at the head of the Warriors. He also coached in Milwaukee, New York, and Dallas.
His all time coaching record is 1,333-1,060 and that is the most wins of any coach in NBA history.