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Don Nelson

Donald Arvid Nelson, "Don, Nellie"
Born: May 15, 1940
Muskegon, MI USA
Coaching Career: 1976-2009
Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.

Don Nelson compiled a record of 1335 wins and 1063 losses in his coaching career with the Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks. He began coaching during the 1976 season and last coached during the 2009 campaign.


Coaching Record:

Regular Season Playoffs
SeasonTeamGWLWin%GWLWin%
1976-77MIL642737.422
1977-78MIL824438.537954.556
1978-79MIL823844.463
1979-80MIL824933.598734.429
1980-81MIL826022.732734.429
1981-82MIL825527.671624.333
1982-83MIL825131.622954.556
1983-84MIL825032.6101688.500
1984-85MIL825923.720835.375
1985-86MIL825725.6951477.500
1986-87MIL825032.6101266.500
1988-89GSW824339.524844.500
1989-90GSW823745.451
1990-91GSW824438.537945.444
1991-92GSW825527.671413.250
1992-93GSW823448.415
1993-94GSW825032.610303.000
1994-95GSW451431.311
1995-96NYK593425.576
1997-98DAL661650.242
1998-99DAL501931.380
1999-00DAL824042.488
2000-01DAL825329.6461046.400
2001-02DAL825725.695844.500
2002-03DAL826022.732201010.500
2003-04DAL825230.634514.200
2004-05DAL644222.656
2006-07GSW824240.5121156.455
2007-08GSW824834.585
2008-09GSW822953.354
2009-10GSW822656.317
Totals239813351063.5571667591.452

Awards

1982 - NBA Coach of the Year
1984 - NBA Coach of the Year
1991 - NBA Coach of the Year