Nellie to Depart Warriors: Report
NBA’s all-time winningest head coach on way out.
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Don Nelson of the Golden State Warriors coaches against the Denver Nuggets during an NBA game on November 5, 2008 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Updated at 5:30 PM PST on Thursday, Sep 23, 2010
The NBA’s all-time winningest head coach is reportedly leaving the Golden State Warriors.
Don Nelson will soon resign as the head coach of the Warriors, according to a variety of reports citing multiple sources.
Nelson, who has 1,333 wins in his NBA head coaching career is expected to be replaced by longtime Warriors assistant coach Keith Smart.
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.