Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 9/7/12
Time to play a little game of “what if?” Retired NBA coach Don Nelson who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame tonight had a long and successful playing and coaching career. He’s the winningest NBA coach of all time, and believe it or not, if a few things had gone a different way, he could have found himself coaching in San Antonio. “I couldn't have left [Former Warriors owner Jim Fitzgerald and the Warriors], but it was clear that it wasn't going to work out with [Chris] Webber and I,” Said Nelson. “So I begged [Fitzgerald] to keep Chris and let me go. [Gregg] Popovich was holding the [San Antonio] job open for me. All I had to do is make sure I was free. I knew I was going to get fired in Golden State, that's the way things were looking, but they wouldn't let me go. And then they fired me four months later.” “They were also selling the team right around that time, so there were issues. I don't know exactly how much influence that had, but I should have...
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