Don Nelson

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Birthday
15, 1940
Birthplace
Muskegon, MI
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
15, 1940 (age 79)
Birthplace
Muskegon, MI

About

Five-time NBA All-Star player who became a Hall of Fame coach with a career that spanned more than four decades.

Before Fame

He was a solid all-around player and one of the best sixth men with the Celtics.

Trivia

He is among the top 10 coaches in NBA history, with more wins than almost any other coach.

Family Life

He married Joy Wolfgram on the Golden State Warriors' court.

Associated With

He devised the Hack-a-Shaq defense for the Mavericks, taking advantage of Shaquille O'Neal's notoriously bad free-throw shooting.