141926672 Don Nelson Reportedly Heading To Hall Of Fame

Former head coach of the Golden State Warriors Don Nelson in attendence for the retiring of the jersey belonging to Chris Mullin during the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors on March 19, 2012 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS SPORTS) – The NBA’s winningest coach is headed where you would expect to find someone with that title: the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Longtime NBA head coach Don Nelson will be a member of the Hall’s class of 2012, according to ESPNDallas.com. The class will be officially announced on Monday.

Nelson’s career in professional basketball began in 1962-1963 as a forward for the Chicago Zephyrs. He also played for the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics during a 14-year career, posting averages of 10.3 points and 4.9 rebounds. He won five titles as a player, all with the Celtics. Nelson also served as a front office executive for the Bucks, Warriors and Mavericks at various points of his career.

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