Don Nelson is an NBA head coach and former NBA player. In 2006, he was named the head coach of the Golden State Warriors, his second stint with the franchise. He has also coached for the Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, and Dallas Mavericks. An innovator in basketball coaching, Nelson is credited with inventing the concept of the point forward, a tactic that is frequently employed by teams at every level today.
In 1962, Nelson graduated from the University of Iowa as a two time All-American. He was drafted 19th overall by the Chicago Zephyrs of the NBA. He played for the Zephyrs for two years until being sold to the Los Angeles Lakers in 1964. He was released the following year and signed by the Boston Celtics, where he played until 1976.
On December 29, 2001, Nelson became the third coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games, behind Lenny Wilkens and Pat Riley. Nelson won his 1200th career game on December 9, 2006, joining Wilkins as the only coach to pass this milestone.
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