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Is The Don Nelson Era Over For Golden State?

Royce Young of writes that the new owner of the Golden State Warriors, Joe Lacob, isn’t exactly giving head coach Don Nelson a seal of approval. Young quotes Lacob’s interview with KNBR.

“It’s not really whether Nellie is here this year or not. He’s not going to be here beyond this year, that is clear,” Lacob said. “His contract ends and I could tell you, he would tell you, this is last year IF he coaches. We are going to be thinking about the future. The only question is when we begin that future and whether this is the right thing to have him coaching during this period. We’ll have to make that decision.”

Don Nelson, who is the NBA’s all-time winningest coach, has his contract expire after next season. Lacob said he prefers a younger coach and mentioned specifically Scott Brooks for the Thunder. He didn’t mention Brooks as a candidate for the Warrior job, but just as an example of the type of coach Lacob is interested in.