Don Nelson

Donald Arvid Nelson , "Nellie"
Born: May 15, 1940
Muskegon, MI USA
Position: F
High School: Rock Island
College: Iowa
Drafted: 1962, Round 3 Pick 1, #17 Overall
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 210
Career: 1962-63-1975-76
Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.
Coaching Career

Don Nelson averaged 10.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in his 1053-game career with the Chicago Zephyrs, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. He began playing during the 1962-63 season and last took the court during the 1975-76 campaign. Nelson was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.


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Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
1962-63Chicago Zephyrs6210712931292211610027972000136419
1963-64Los Angeles Lakers8014063231352011490032376000181419
1964-65Los Angeles Lakers39238853626200073240004092
1965-66Boston Celtics7517656182713262230040379000187765
1966-67Boston Celtics7912025092271901410029565000143595
1967-68Boston Celtics82149863231226819500431103000178819
1968-69Boston Celtics8217737713742592010045892000198949
1969-70Boston Celtics822224920461435337006011480002381259
1970-71Boston Celtics822254881412426317005651530002321141
1971-72Boston Celtics822086811389452356004531920002201134
1972-73Boston Celtics72142564930918815900315102000155777
1973-74Boston Celtics8217487173642732159025534516219130189943
1974-75Boston Celtics792052785423318263127342469181321502391109
1975-76Boston Celtics7594337917516112756126182771470115477
Totals1053216858373401700374428642737235192152665350245110898


Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
1962-63Chicago Zephyrs6217.344.072.90.00.04.51.20.00.00.02.26.8
1963-64Los Angeles Lakers8017.641.874.10.00.04.01.00.00.00.02.35.2
1964-65Los Angeles Lakers396.142.476.90.00.01.90.60.00.00.01.02.4
1965-66Boston Celtics7523.543.968.40.00.05.41.10.00.00.02.510.2
1966-67Boston Celtics7915.244.674.20.00.03.70.80.00.00.01.87.5
1967-68Boston Celtics8218.349.472.80.00.05.31.30.00.00.02.210.0
1968-69Boston Celtics8221.648.577.60.00.05.61.10.00.00.02.411.6
1969-70Boston Celtics8227.150.177.50.00.07.31.80.00.00.02.915.4
1970-71Boston Celtics8227.546.874.40.00.06.91.90.00.00.02.813.9
1971-72Boston Celtics8225.448.078.80.00.05.52.30.00.00.02.713.8
1972-73Boston Celtics7219.847.684.60.00.04.41.40.00.00.02.210.8
1973-74Boston Celtics8221.350.878.81.13.14.22.00.20.20.02.311.5
1974-75Boston Celtics7926.053.982.71.64.35.92.30.40.20.03.014.0
1975-76Boston Celtics7512.646.278.90.71.72.41.00.20.10.01.56.4
Averages105320.648.076.50.30.74.91.40.10.00.02.310.3

Postseason - Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
1963-64Los Angeles Lakers55613733001320001117
1964-65Los Angeles Lakers11212532425190059190003167
1965-66Boston Celtics1731611850524200851300050142
1966-67Boston Celtics914259271710004290001264
1967-68Boston Celtics19468175917455001433200049237
1968-69Boston Celtics1834816887605000832100051224
1971-72Boston Celtics113089952484100612100030145
1972-73Boston Celtics1330310147564900381500029143
1973-74Boston Celtics184671648253412572973583054205
1974-75Boston Celtics112741176641371827452622036169
1975-76Boston Celtics183151085269601736531732046164
Totals15032091175585004984076013571921013703991577

Postseason Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
1963-64Los Angeles Lakers511.253.8100.00.00.02.60.40.00.00.02.23.4
1964-65Los Angeles Lakers1119.345.376.00.00.05.41.70.00.00.02.86.1
1965-66Boston Celtics1718.642.480.80.00.05.00.80.00.00.02.98.4
1966-67Boston Celtics915.845.858.80.00.04.71.00.00.00.01.37.1
1967-68Boston Celtics1924.652.074.30.00.07.51.70.00.00.02.612.5
1968-69Boston Celtics1819.351.883.30.00.04.61.20.00.00.02.812.4
1971-72Boston Celtics1128.052.585.40.00.05.51.90.00.00.02.713.2
1972-73Boston Celtics1323.346.587.50.00.02.91.20.00.00.02.211.0
1973-74Boston Celtics1825.950.077.41.44.05.41.90.40.20.03.011.4
1974-75Boston Celtics1124.956.490.21.62.54.12.40.20.20.03.315.4
1975-76Boston Celtics1817.548.187.00.92.02.90.90.20.10.02.69.1
Averages105321.449.881.70.40.94.81.40.10.00.02.710.5