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Don Nelson chooses Maui over Las Vegas

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At one point last season, Warriors coach Don Nelson publicly said he might coach the team’s Summer League entry in Las Vegas.

But when the league starts in two weeks, Nelson will be in Maui, according to the Oakland Tribune. Assistant coach Keith Smart will run the show.

The main reason for no Nelson? No Stephen Curry. The young star point guard will workout with the team some but will not play games. Same with Anthony Randolph.

The Warriors will still have plenty of young fire power in Sin City. Brandan Wright will anchor the front line and swingman Reggie Williams will play, as will No. 6 pick Ekpe Udoh.

Summer League play starts July 9 at the Thomas and Mack Center, just a mile off the strip in Vegas.