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Man is remembered as 'piece of Athens'

...sure," Mr. Mount said. "He was a real good man, and we're going to miss him a lot." The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church, 140 Rose St. Reach Don Nelson at
Spurs even series

...for Nowitzki, which was followed by the ejection of Don Nelson. More technical fouls and ejections quickly followed...non-call against Duncan for playing illegal defense. "Don (Nelson) walked up to half court. I never told him to sit down...
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzerstill just a face in the crowd despite team's success

...started his career away from the court as little more than a gofer to Gregg Popovich, who was doing a brief stint as Don Nelson's assistant in Golden State."I brought him in as a video guy for no pay and no tickets," Popovich recalled...
Spurs' Greg Popovich is coach of the year for the third time

...times in his career.Popovich has received the league's top coaching honor in two of the past three seasons, joining Don Nelson and Pat Riley as the only coaches to win the award three times.In a career full of masterful coaching performances...
Reggie Miller joins sister in basketball Hall of Fame

...Miller will be honored tonight along with longtime coach Don Nelson, Nike co-founder Phil Knight and nine others in the...receiving their Hall of Fame jackets on Thursday were Don Nelson, the winningest coach in NBA history, and Nike co-founder...
Mavs on brink of elimination, and it shows

...Nowitzki was weary after a restless night, unable to sleep while replaying his offensive struggles in his head. Coach Don Nelson, whose future is uncertain, called it a "day of mourning" before the Dallas Mavericks started practice Tuesday...
Stomach flu sidelines Nash

...guard Steve Nash missed Tuesday night's game against the Seattle SuperSonics due to a stomach virus. Mavericks coach Don Nelson said Nash also will miss Wednesday night's game at Minnesota. Nash could rejoin the team for the final two stops of...
Finley stars in Nowitzki's absence

...Michael Finley. Acquired in the Jason Kidd trade on Dec. 26, 1996, Finley immediately became the team's focal point. Don Nelson thought so highly of him that when he became general manager six weeks after Finley arrived, Nelson purged the entire...
Spurs, Mavericks contrast in styles

...Nelly knows that," Popovich joked Sunday as the Spurs prepared for Game 1 on Monday night. Nelly is Dallas coach Don Nelson, whom Popovich served under as assistant for two years at Golden State. And it's the Mavericks who are the runners...
Brown wins 1,000th

...their sixth consecutive victory. Brown, who is 1,000-762 in 23 seasons as an NBA coach, joined Lenny Wilkens, Don Nelson and Pat Riley as the only coaches to reach 1,000 victories. All four coached the Knicks at some point in their careers...