Don Nelson Would Work for Free

by September 28, 2009

Nellie is in a charitable mood these days, something the bean counters in Oakland no doubt love to hear: “Conventional wisdom might have fizzled when Nelson and team President Robert Rowell met last week. ‘I told him that I would like to give the Warriors one more year (beyond the contract) that will cost the team nothing,’ Nelson said. ‘Whether it’s coaching or carrying bags, whatever, it doesn’t matter. I’ll give one more year to say ‘thanks,’ and ‘I appreciate the extension.’ In October, Nelson signed a two-year extension. He admittedly feels this season’s Warriors squad is one in rebuilding mode but claimed his desire to stay an extra year isn’t about wanting to be around when his work with the young players starts to pay dividends.”