Monday, January 4th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  19 responses

Nellie Punishes the Warriors

Don Nelson may seem out of it most of the time, but the Bud Light-loving old man has a mean streak in him. It comes out when the team gives less than 100% effort: “Nelson went after his team today, turning what was initially scheduled to be an off day into a grueling two-hour practice. They ran a bunch of defensive drills, including taxing one-on-one post-up defense drills (one player would have to guard each player in the group consecutively, one-on-one in the post). They even ran a three-man weave. The players were visibly feeling it. A few balls were slammed, a few expletives were shouted in frustration … During practice, he went off on them about his disappointment, two players told me. He shared some of his frustrations during his post-practice interview: ‘So, what made you torture the team today? They deserved it.’”

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  • Chazz Michael Michaels

    boys got spanked…

  • Hussman25

    SMH… Nellie will never learn. He’s done @ season’s end.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Can he please play Stephen Curry more?

  • pepe

    nellie is stupid the worst in nba. he lets his good players go away because of his stupid principle. just like what happened with jamison, baron,j-rich and the others.

  • kobe4ever8

    AS far as I know, He’s been punishing the Warriors since he got there!

  • Jake

    Have the Warriors let more All-Stars leave or traded more away than any other team in the NBA?Chris Webber,Vince Carter,Jamison,Tim Hardaway,Mitch Richmond,Gilbert Arenas,J-Rich,B.Diddy,Jax,Chris Mullin….The list goes on.What a ridiculous organization.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    haha what type of defensive drills does Don Nelson even know about?

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    he knows defense?

  • james

    we talkin bout practice mang!

  • http://www.euroleagueadventures.com Nick Gibson

    NBA players “even ran a three-man weave”? Tragic.

  • erich

    He is to old school for this team.

  • clyde

    @nick: yeah, I never really thought the three man weave was a very difficult drill.

  • http://www.luketynan.blogspot.com litetitan

    This is how an out of touch coach responds when players say they can’t possible AVERAGE 48 mins a game?

  • Dillan

    the players took the punishment? much Respect to Nellie and the team.

  • walty

    You all are dumb stupid idiots , Nelson is a Hall of fame coach that drafted Dirk Nowitski, started Nash career, led the warriors #8 to beat Mavs #1. All those idiots that say he let good players get away, well it wasnt his fault, it was management. Has basically a D-league roster winning against teams like the Suns and Mavs, so shut da phuck up :)

  • jake


    that show what you know..nellie wasnt with the warriors when Jamison was, and chris mullin was the GM during the We Believe time.

  • Flash

    maybe thats y the players r upset bcos they wernt really running defensive drills hahaha.. what they were doing was useless hahaha

  • pepe

    still in my opinion nellie has run out of gas and should be out as the warriors coach. how will you not stick with randolph as an starter when he’s a very effective per minute player. how stupid!

  • http://seriously.anything.works.here Dave

    @BETcats: +1. Heheheh.
    @Nelson lovers: Nelson is the worst coach in the NBA. 2,500 games coached, ~55% winning percentage. That makes a good weatherman, not a good coach. In thirty five years he’s never been to the Finals. THIRTY FIVE YEARS.