Don Nelson, Monta Ellis argue in practicePosted by Inside Hoops
Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports (via blog):
Warriors coach Don Nelson stormed out and a red-faced, frustrated Monta Ellis couldn’t be consoled by teammates. So ended Thursday’s practice in New York City.
As the players cooled down from a practice at the Reebok Sports Club and prepared for the bus ride to the London hotel, Ellis called Nelson over to the bench.
Sitting between Stephen Jackson and Acie Law, Ellis asked, “Coach, why do I get blamed for everything?”
Then, the coach and player had this heated dialogue:
Nelson: “What have I ever blamed you for?”
Ellis: “For everything. Everything. People not knowing their plays. I didn’t do this. I didn’t do that.”
The two best Warriors players are Stephen Jackson and Monta Ellis, and both are very unhappy with coach Don Nelson. Jackson wants off the team, for sure. Ellis hasn’t demanded a trade but would probably most likely be happier elsewhere. I wonder if firing Nelson would solve these problems or if issues would linger. Probably the latter.