Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 9:32 am  |  7 responses

Warriors to Nellie: Stay Away

Don Nelson is in really rough shape these days, and his employer wisely believes it would serve him to stay away from the team for a while: “After suffering two dizzy spells during his return, Golden State Warriors coach Don Nelson has been asked to stay away from the team Friday so his health can be re-evaluated. Nelson returned to the Warriors’ bench for a 111-109 loss to the Houston Rockets on Thursday night after missing the previous five games with pneumonia. Nelson, 69, looked fatigued and said afterward he had a dizzy spell during the third quarter and following the game. Warriors general manager Larry Riley said he asked Nelson to take Friday’s practice off to rest. Nelson will likely meet with the team’s medical staff on Saturday before deciding whether he should coach that night’s game against the Orlando Magic. ‘I’ll have him slow down [Friday],’ Riley said. ‘I’m concerned for him personally, but he’ll be all right. We’ll see. It’s a slow process.”’

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  • http://buubuu1991@hotmail.com Bojangles

    Somewhere Anthony Randolf is jumping for joy

  • http://www.sixers.com 360vue

    I thought they’d finally sacked him… Well I hope he gets better, and stays away, managing a failing team can’t be good for your health at that age.

  • LeoneL

    Hope he gets well soon..But is it just me or the Warriors are playing great with Nellie not on the bench?

  • LA Huey

    Basketball Gods are trying to tell you something, Nellie. You should listen

  • tavoris

    Get better Nellie…but, stay away from the team.

  • Chazz Michael Michaels

    they are just using that as an excuse

  • JB

    Given what AR’s ankle must look like, I highly doubt he’s jumping.

    I think Nellie originating pulling an Artest before Artest. Check his breath.