Don Nelson returned to the scene of one of his greatest accomplishments on Thursday.
The former Warriors coach reunited with his 2006-07 team, as the "We Believe" squad was commemorated at Oracle Arena in the building's final season. Nelson coached three more years after Golden State uspet the top-seeded Dallas Mavericks in the first round in 2007, stepping away from the game after Stephen Curry's rookie season in 2009-10.
Nelson told reporters in Oakland on Thursday that he's been living a ... greener lifestyle in retirement.
"Yeah, I've been smoking some pot," Nelson said as former players Jason Richardson and Stephen Jackson laughed alongside him. "But! But I never smoked when I played or coached, so it's new to me. But anyway, I'm doing that and I'm having a pretty good time. It's more legal now than it's ever been, so I'm enjoying that."
In 2000, Hawaii became the first state to legalize medical marijuana, and the state expanded its program in 2016. Nelson's usage is not dubious, as he has a medical card and told the New York Times last year it helps him "deal with the pain without pain pills, and helps with that stress." He also started to grow his own strain of marijuana called "Nellie Kush."
It's fair to say the coach with the most wins in NBA history has found a higher calling in retirement.