View Full Version : Don Nelson: HOF Coach?

09-15-2012, 04:25 PM
I know there is something to be said for longevity, and Nelson certainly had that as a coach. In fact, as far as I know, he has more win than any coach in the history of the NBA (1335 wins). But along with the wins, come losses, and Nelson has a total of 1063 losses, which doesn't put his overall winning percentage at that impressive a number (.557). I mean... Bill Fitch got a lot of jobs. He coached over 2000 games in the NBA. But he also lost over half of them.

People have given him jobs... a lot. Nelson was never out of work any longer than he wanted to be. He's even got three Coach of the Year awards. But Nelson never really coached a team to a deep playoff run. He's never won a title. In fact, there is much he never really did as a coach. Other than having a pretty steady job since he started coaching in 76, and winning slightly more than 50% of his games, Nelson was never really that great a coach. He was a good coach, no doubt, but He couldn't lead the Bucks to a deep playoff run, he couldn't bring a title to Dallas, and his Goldenstate Warriors never seemed to reach their potential.

So my question is, does Don Nelson deserve his HOF nod as a coach?

09-15-2012, 04:28 PM
Ofcourse. Not even negotiable.

09-15-2012, 04:42 PM
He's is the winningest coach. I think it's a no-brainer...

09-15-2012, 07:32 PM

09-16-2012, 10:59 AM

09-16-2012, 11:07 AM
Yeah he'll get in.

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09-16-2012, 11:30 AM
For even being a coach that long says something.

09-16-2012, 12:24 PM
he is because he is in,but i'm not sure he's that deserving,only got in because of the win total.if anyone coaches that long,they can have that title.his teams were fun to watch though

09-16-2012, 12:35 PM
His coaching style is unique as well. he deserves his HOF nod.