Don Nelson has no use for your little Hall of Fame
Yesterday our own Ira Winderman said shame on the Hall of Fame for not having Don Nelson in it.
Today, Nelson said pretty much the same thing to ESPN’s Marc Stein (in a fantastic and wide-ranging interview). Particularly if they vote him in next year just for getting the all-time coaching wins record after skipping him for a number of years.
Not that Nelson cares that much.
It’s for innovators, and that is him. It’s for winners, and that is him. Nobody, not Nelson himself, is saying he is the best coach ever. But by any reasonable measure, the man is a Hall of Famer. Without a doubt. Not sure how he got skipped over that much.
Shame on them.