By Kyle Boenitz, Project Spurs.com
Time to play a little game of “what if?”
Retired NBA coach Don Nelson who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame tonight had a long and successful playing and coaching career. He’s the winningest NBA coach of all time, and believe it or not, if a few things had gone a different way, he could have found himself coaching in San Antonio.
“I couldn't have left [Former Warriors owner Jim Fitzgerald and the Warriors], but it was clear that it wasn't going to work out with [Chris] Webber and I,” Said Nelson. “So I begged [Fitzgerald] to keep Chris and let me go. [Gregg] Popovich was holding the [San Antonio] job open for me. All I had to do is make sure I was free. I knew I was going to get fired in Golden State, that's the way things were looking, but they wouldn't let me go. And then they fired me four months later.”
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