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Don Nelson

For the American screenwriter, see Don Nelson (screenwriter). For the former Sears Roebuck President, see Donald M. Nelson.
Don Nelson
Personal information
Born (1940-05-15) May 15, 1940 (age 80)
Muskegon, Michigan
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Rock Island
(Rock Island, Illinois)
College Iowa (1959–1962)
NBA draft 1962 / Round: 3 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Chicago Zephyrs
Pro career 1962–1976
Position Forward
Number 44, 20, 19
Coaching career 1976–2010
Career history
As player:
1962–1963 Chicago Zephyrs
19631965 Los Angeles Lakers
19651976 Boston Celtics
As coach:
19761987 Milwaukee Bucks
19881995 Golden State Warriors
1995–1996 New York Knicks
19972005 Dallas Mavericks
20062010 Golden State Warriors
Career highlights and awards

As player:

As coach:

Career statistics
Points 10,898 (10.3 ppg)
Rebounds 5,192 (4.9 rpg)
Assists 1,526 (1.4 apg)
Stats at
Basketball Hall of Fame as coach