Full Nelson

Can pro basketball's second-winningest coach put the Warriors back on the warpath? Don't count him out too quick.

"He turned my career around," says Barnes, averaging 10 points a game, almost triple his career average. "How can you not want to play for a coach who gives you a chance?"

“I’m 66, I’m gonna say what I want. If somebody doesn’t like it, I don’t really give a shit.” — don nelson
Paul Trapani
“I’m 66, I’m gonna say what I want. If somebody doesn’t like it, I don’t really give a shit.” — don nelson
"He tells guys where things are at," Jackson says of Nelson.
Paul Trapani
"He tells guys where things are at," Jackson says of Nelson.

It's the sort of comment that Nelson regards as the purpose of his work. When asked if his career will be complete if he fails to capture a title as a coach, he smiles yet again. "I should probably say no, but the answer is yes. It's not the destination, it's the journey. It's about teaching players to live the right way, helping them be better people." Then the coach with the second-most wins in NBA history takes another tug on his cigar.

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