Former Iowa Hawkeye standout Don Nelson became the NBA’s all-time winningest coach last night when his Golden State Warriors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-107 on Wednesday night. It was victory number 1,333 for Nelson who has coached in the league for 31 seasons.
Nelson a neat feeling and says moments like this are why you go into coaching. He called it an exciting moment and one he enjoyed sharing with his players. He says the excitement of the team for hime made him proud. It was a bright spot in an otherwise dismal season for the Warriors who are 24-54.
Nelson was a two-time All American for the Hawkeyes and graduated in 1962.