Don Nelson Names Most Important Player From ‘We Believe' Warriors

The Warriors honored the "We Believe" squad on Tuesday night.

The head coach from that team -- Don Nelson -- was not in attendance.

"It killed me not to be at that event with those guys," Nelson said on KNBR 680 on Wednesday. "But I had something planned that I couldn't get out of. I wish I would have been there but I watched it on TV."

The 2006-07 Warriors became the first 8-seed in NBA history to knock off a 1-seed in a best-of-7 series.

Against the Mavericks, Baron Davis averaged 25 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.8 steals, while shooting 54 percent from the field and over 45 percent from deep.

"It was just a remarkable thing that we did that year, and unexpected," Nelson said. "It was a bunch of guys that just got together and liked playing; liked competing. Led by Baron Davis -- I think he was the most important guy on that team.

"He got new life and directed that team beautifully."

The following season, Davis played every regular season game and averaged 21.8 points and 7.6 assists per contest.

He then signed a free-agent deal with the Clippers.

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