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Why a 56-loss season was 'special' for Nellie

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08:08 AM ET 09.07 | As far as induction speeches go, Don Nelson had a lot of material. He spent the better part of the plane flight from Maui to Springfield, Mass., concocting his induction speech. Then he found out it had to be cut in half. ... So we gleaned a few of his pearls from Thursday's hall of fame news conference. ... On the most rewarding teams he's coached, he mentioned the Golden State teams with Chris Mullin, Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond. ... "It was one of the most fun teams, but I had fun everywhere I coached. I had more fun my last year of coaching with Steph Curry and Monta (Ellis) and a bunch of guys who were undrafted. Those guys competed so hard every game. They wanted me to get the most wins (record) so badly. We only won 20-some games, but it was a real special year."

The Dallas Morning News

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September 7, 2012  08:34 AM ET

Lenny Wilkins is gonna come back and take a few win to surpass Nelson

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September 7, 2012  09:23 AM ET

Tis Better To Have Loved And Lost, Bro?

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September 7, 2012  10:51 AM ET

Nellie is done.

Time to apply/buy that condo in Florida or Arizona.


See you, wouldn't want to be you.

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September 7, 2012  08:16 PM ET
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Whoa Nellie - We all know you phoned it in the last several years of your tenure in the league...However you still deserved to be in the Hall - Congrats!

Stop lying!

September 7, 2012  08:40 PM ET
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Stop lying!

Nelli sucked at Golden State, NY and Dallas!

 
September 8, 2012  12:07 PM ET

he mentioned the Golden State teams with Chris Mullin, Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond. ... "It was one of the most fun teams.

Yes but his brilliant move of trading Mitch Richmond and drafting Chris Webber sure put and end to that fun.

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