Nelson may be leaving Golden State
Golden State Coach Don Nelson is expected to part ways with the Warriors on Monday, an NBA source told the Associated Press.
The source spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the move probably will not be announced until the start of the Warriors’ training camp next week.
Nelson has a record 1,335 victories, but he has never led a team to an NBA championship. He broke Lenny Wilkens’ record of 1,332 wins April 7, near the close of the fourth season in his second stint with the Warriors. The source was not certain whether Nelson would resign or be fired, but the Warriors waited until the final days before camp to make a major change under new owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber. NBA Commissioner David Stern has advised
Gilbert Arenas and the Washington Wizards not to talk about the former All-Star’s gun conviction. Arenas has not spoken publicly since he was sentenced in March to one month in a halfway house and two years of probation after pleading guilty to a felony gun possession charge.
The Dallas Mavericks signed free-agent forward Steve Novak, who spent the last two seasons with the Clippers. Terms were not announced.
Angel McCoughtry and Swin Casheach scored 16 points to lead the United States to a 99-73 win over Greece in the opening round of the women’s world championship at Ostrava, Czech Republic.