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Warriors forward Draymond Green makes history on the road as we also look back at the career of Don Nelson.
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Box Score 2/14: Love and reconciliation

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the Yardbarker Box Score, what we're reading while hoping each and every one of you reading this has a happy Valentine's Day. Happy birthday to Mickey Wright, Jim Kelly, Gheorghe Muresan, Steve McNair and Brandon Sutter. On this date in 2010, Alexandre Bilodeau...
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How the Knicks stupidly broke up with Patrick Ewing

Charles Oakley is pretty much The People’s Enforcer right now when it comes to fans of the New York Knicks. His present assignment, if you will, is defending the anger of the fan base while being the protagonist in one of the most galvanizing, yet embarrassing episodes in the 70-year history of the franchise. The #FreeOakley campaign didn’t take long to form, but when team owner...
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Don Nelson and Chris Webber: When a perfect match fails

On Valentine’s Day, our thoughts turn to love. Two people finding each other, and the esoteric, mystical force that binds them together. Sometimes, two people seem like a perfect fit on paper, but something about their relationship is inherently toxic. Even when they break up, the aftershocks can last for years, with the collateral damage taking down everyone around them.Such was...
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Ex-NBA player Stephen Jackson talks about smoking weed before games

Stephen Jackson is a big advocate of the country and NBA relaxing its rules about marijuana. That’s probably because he loved it so much that he even used to smoke before games.The 14-year NBA veteran was on actor Michael Rapoport’s podcast last week and talked with him about his experiences smoking weed before NBA games.“I can’t speak for nobody else. Me personally, I...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich says he voted … for Don Nelson

Like many Americans, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is worried about Tuesday’s election. In fact, thanks to an exchange with Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express News, we know that Pop is “scared to death.” In the same exchange, the five-time NBA champion made his vote known — Basketball Hall of Famer Don Nelson. This exchange with Pop from today, ftw: pic.twitter...
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November 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Hack-A-Shaq To Hackathon: Thoughts From NBA's Director Of Basketball Analytics Jason Rosenfeld

In 1997, NBA head coach Don Nelson had a novel idea: intentionally foul poor free throw shooters at the end of games hoping they would miss their freebies and return the ball to Nelson's team. It worked, and soon much of the league had adopted Nelson's unorthodox strategy. By 1999, Nelson and his fellow coaches were sending Shaquille O'Neal, and other notoriously poor free throw...
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September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Don Nelson is the 14th Best Coach in NBA History

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on July 28, 2016. Throughout the offseason, Pick and Popovich will rank the top 15 coaches in NBA History. Total Seasons: 30 Total Championships: 0 Regular Season Record: 1335-1063 Regular Season Winning Percentage: .557 Playoff Record: 75-91 Playoff Winning Percentage: .452 Why he’s great: Arguably the greatest offensive...
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August 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Don Nelson is somewhere smiling with the Warriors title

By Johnathan Tillman Much has been made about Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors foregoing interior presence and playing “small ball” en route to the franchise’s first championship in 40 years. They put pressure on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ dwindled rotation and forced coach David Blatt to follow suit. For most of Game 5 and the title-clinching Game 6, the 10 players...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Nelson Calls Owens For Richmond Trade 'One Regret Of Career'

The Golden State Warriors traded away Mitch Richmond for the draft rights to Billy Owens in 1991 to the Sacramento Kings. Owens was an NBA All-Rookie First Team selection and was part of Don Nelson's plan to give the Warriors more size. "it was the worst trade I've ever made," said Don Nelson. "Mitch was a star. That's the one regret I have of my career." Richmond was voted into...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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