Gregg Popovich predicted return of don nelson
San Antonio Express-News from a few days ago: Gregg Popovich predicted the return of Don Nelson even as he was toasting his farewell. "I look forward to seeing all of you in four or five years," Popovich told a gathering in the Dallas area last fall, "when we have the next Nellie retirement party in another town."
Now others are predicting Nelson will take his new-old team to the postseason in his first year. "The Golden State Warriors, at last, are a playoff team again," an ESPN.com columnist wrote. "Mark it down."
Bringing back Nelson makes sense for the Warriors. He will have more success than an out-of-his-element Mike Montgomery had. And there's enough intriguing talent in the Bay Area for Nelson to gimmick up the game.