Basketball Don Nelson ties Career WINS record --- is he the best ever?

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Bench Warmer
wow, I had no clue he was up that high in wins...

Don Nelson ties NBA win record - NBA News - FOX Sports on MSN

do you all consider him to be among the BEST all time NBA coaches?

I am not sure I would even put him in the top 5

MY top 5...and maybe more (in no particular order)

Red Auerbach
Chuck Daly
Pat Riley
Lenny Wilkens
Phil Jackson
Larry Brown

and as much as I hate to admit it

Gregg Popovich
Jerry Sloan


Bench Warmer
OH and if you include college.... these guys would probably rank above him too IMO

Dean Smith
Mike Krzyzewski
Bobby Knight
John Wooden
Rick Petino
John Thompson
Tom Izzo --- is creeping up to the elite too

but comparing college to pros is pretty tough.....


Bench Warmer
Don Nelson never coached an NBA Finals team. 35 years coaching, and never got to the Finals. He alienated countless players, as well as executives of 3 different franchises. If my memory is right, he was never a USA Basketball staff member.

I dont like the guy.
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