Don Nelson

Donald Arvid Nelson , "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. Nelson was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.

Coaching Record:

Regular Season Playoffs
Season League Team G W L Win% G W L Win%
1976-77NBAMilwaukee Bucks642737.422
1977-78NBAMilwaukee Bucks824438.537 954.556
1978-79NBAMilwaukee Bucks823844.463
1979-80NBAMilwaukee Bucks824933.598 734.429
1980-81NBAMilwaukee Bucks826022.732 734.429
1981-82NBAMilwaukee Bucks825527.671 624.333
1982-83NBAMilwaukee Bucks825131.622 954.556
1983-84NBAMilwaukee Bucks825032.610 1688.500
1984-85NBAMilwaukee Bucks825923.720 835.375
1985-86NBAMilwaukee Bucks825725.695 1477.500
1986-87NBAMilwaukee Bucks825032.610 1266.500
1988-89NBAGolden State Warriors824339.524 844.500
1989-90NBAGolden State Warriors823745.451
1990-91NBAGolden State Warriors824438.537 945.444
1991-92NBAGolden State Warriors825527.671 413.250
1992-93NBAGolden State Warriors823448.415
1993-94NBAGolden State Warriors825032.610 303.000
1994-95NBAGolden State Warriors451431.311
1995-96NBANew York Knicks593425.576
1997-98NBADallas Mavericks661650.242
1998-99NBADallas Mavericks501931.380
1999-00NBADallas Mavericks824042.488
2000-01NBADallas Mavericks825329.646 1046.400
2001-02NBADallas Mavericks825725.695 844.500
2002-03NBADallas Mavericks826022.732 201010.500
2003-04NBADallas Mavericks825230.634 514.200
2004-05NBADallas Mavericks644222.656
2006-07NBAGolden State Warriors824240.512 1156.455
2007-08NBAGolden State Warriors824834.585
2008-09NBAGolden State Warriors822953.354
2009-10NBAGolden State Warriors822656.317
Totals239813351063.557 1667591.452


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