Thursday, July 15, 2010
POLL RESULTS: WHAT TO DO WITH NELSON
WHAT SHOULD NEW OWNERSHIP DO WITH DON NELSON?
Fire him : 49 (59%)
Coach final year : 15 (18%)
Coach, then move to GM : 11 (13%)
Move to GM : 7 (8%)
Votes so far: 82
Eerie timing for this poll to close on the exact same day that the Warriors change ownership. Joseph Lacob is a friend of Cohan and as been a season ticket holder for the past 10 years. He's an extremely intelligent individual who's witnessed first hand the Warriors' coaching carousel and may decide to stick with Nelson for the remaining year on his contract. With the exception of a few seasons where injuries devastated the roster and he had to shift into 'tank' mode, Nelson has had the most success as coach for the Golden State Warriors.
Had Ellison been named the new owner, Nelson would most likely be axed, but cooler heads may prevail and Lacob may decide that what's best for the team is that Nelson be allowed to see his vision through with the assembled talent built for his system. My guess is that Nelson will be coach at the start of the season. The master of Nellie-ball will coach his final NBA games as a Warrior, adding wins to his All-Time Coaching Victories record.
Nelson hopes to coach Warriors in '10 - ESPN