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Nelson Headlines 2012 Hall of Fame Class
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On March 29, 2012 @ 7:00 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Don Nelson, known as a mad scientist throughout his illustrious coaching career for his innovative and unorthodox strategies, especially so in turning around the moribund Dallas Mavericks, will be among this year’s class inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Nelson, a three-time coach of the year and the NBA’s all-time winningest coach, said he got the call Wednesday morning after being snubbed for several years. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will officially announce the 2012 class on Monday at the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans.
“It’s a great honor to cap my career,” said Nelson, who is involved in several business ventures and splits his time between Dallas and Maui. “I’ve had a great time and a great life coaching basketball. I don’t actually need to be rewarded for anything, but I am very proud and my family is very proud of this award.”
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