Surprise: Don Nelson Doesn’t Agree With Mark Cuban

by June 19, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

Mark Cuban’s assessment of what the Olympic Games truly represent, though perhaps stated without enough tact, was completely correct. That doesn’t mean, though, that everyone is going to agree.

And someone who completely disagrees with Cubes, is former Mavs head coach Don Nelson (who hasn’t exactly been seeing eye-to-eye with Mark Cuban for the last few years.)

“I couldn’t disagree more,” Nelson said. “It’s not about the money. There is pride in these athletes. He ought to have more respect for his country. Everybody in the NBA makes plenty of money. It’s not too much to ask that every four years you give something back to your country.”

“This country has given Mark Cuban the opportunity to make money by the billions. You’d think he’d have more respect about giving something back to his country. He should feel a sense of pride, be privileged and honored to have one of his players on the Olympic team. If he doesn’t, that’s sad.”

I’m sure that I’m not alone when I say that I cannot wait to hear Cuban’s reaction to this.