View Full Version : Rumor: Don Nelson on his way out

11-14-2009, 05:26 PM

NEW YORK -- The fact that Don Nelson bears a striking resemblance to Boris Yeltsin is good for a few laughs, and humor is one way to cut through the bickering, hurt feelings, and distrust that have engulfed the once lovable Warriors. But when I strolled through the Internet on Friday night to confirm my look-alike suspicions, I stumbled across the following passage on Wikipedia that would've been funny if it weren't so apropos to what's happening with the Bay Area Republic of Dysfunction:

Stephen Jackson and Don Nelson haven't seen eye to eye lately. (Getty Images)

Yeltsin never recovered his popularity after a series of economic and political crises in Russia in the 1990s. The Yeltsin era was marked by widespread corruption, economic collapse, and enormous political and social problems. By the time he left office, Yeltsin had an approval rating of 2 percent by some estimates.

A coach like that would be welcomed as a conquering hero in the Warriors' locker room. And as it turns out, a coach with a much higher approval rating could be on his way to the top seat on the Warriors' bench.

After beating the Knicks 121-107 on Friday night, Nelson stands only 21 wins shy of becoming the NBA's all-time winningest coach. But his insistence on alienating and humiliating his best players -- which continued at Madison Square Garden even in victory -- could soon lead to a coaching change, a high-level coaching source told CBSSports.com.

With no realistic trade scenarios emerging for Stephen Jackson -- and with the team's other miserable star, Monta Ellis, wanting out, too -- Nelson's last option to keep the team from blowing up already is under consideration. Nelson, 69, would assume a consultant role, with top assistant Keith Smart taking over as head coach.

"It could happen by next week," the source said.

11-14-2009, 05:47 PM
good for the warriors because they had no chance to win with Nelson, kinda like Dunleavy jerking with clippers

11-14-2009, 05:58 PM
Welcome Byron Scott

11-14-2009, 06:06 PM
Don Nelson needs to go to the Bulls

11-14-2009, 06:20 PM
I just want him to be the winingest coach, then they can fire him lol

11-14-2009, 06:57 PM
bout time,the guys been acting like a drunkin idiot lately....actually for the majority of his career

11-14-2009, 06:58 PM
Welcome Byron ScottI could easily see that happen.

11-14-2009, 07:02 PM
Don Nelson needs to go to the Bulls

please no :no:

11-14-2009, 07:06 PM

11-15-2009, 05:49 AM
Good riddance...the man is a complete joke. The warriors need a coach who demands respect in a tough love kind of way...too many players play an undisciplined streetball styled game. Losing basketball.

11-15-2009, 01:49 PM
Byron Scott has a new job, hopefully he brings defense to the warriors.

11-15-2009, 02:05 PM
Byron scott would bring defense and discipline to those batch of hooligans.
Scott should find a job by the end of the season, I really don't see why not.

11-15-2009, 02:54 PM
Its about time. The man has lost his damn mind.

11-15-2009, 08:02 PM

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11-15-2009, 08:23 PM
That would would completely suck with a new coach.

Over half of their roster is a wing or backcourt player and they have like 3 legit bigs to play.

Unless they make some trades for some big men, they should stick to run and gun.

11-15-2009, 11:41 PM
enter Scott,
then he'll find a team that will take Jax

11-16-2009, 09:16 AM
No surprise there, Nelson's time as a coach in the NBA is behind him. I'll go along with everyone else here and say that Byron Scott will probably replace him.