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The Basketball Hall of Fame will soon be making room for the winningest coach in the history of the NBA. Don Nelson will be announced as part of the newest induction class this weekend, reports Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News. Nelson, 71, garnered 1,335 victories over 31-seasons as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks. "Very seldom do people get to do something they love to do their whole life," Nelson told the Mercury News on Wednesday. "But I'm a lucky guy to stay in the business as long as I did. This is just frosting on the cake. It doesn't get any better than going into the Hall of Fame." As a player, Nelson won five NBA Championships as a member of the Boston Celtics, but never led a team to an NBA Title as head coach, a note that has kept out of the Hall of Fame for several years. Nelson did lead his teams to the playoffs 18 times in 31 seasons. He was named NBA Coach of the Year...
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