Crack a Bud Light and Light Up a Stogie

Our fearless, and sometimes heavily buzzed coach, Don Nelson, got his all-time wins record today. He surpassed Lenny Wilkens for all-time wins as a head coach in the NBA with 1,333 victories. You can guarantee that Nellie is going to party like it’s the 70’s(that’s when he started), break out a Hawaiian shirt, crack a Bud Light, and light up his victory stogie. This was the last noteworthy milestone that the dubs will probably make this season, unless Curry snatches that ROY award away from Tyreke (27 points, 14 assists, eight rebounds and seven steals tonight btw). Or maybe if they hit the lotto in the draft. That’s not what this post is about though.

I wanted to thank Nellie for his couple stints with the Warriors. If it wasn’t for him, we’d probably have zero playoff appearances in the last two decades. He might not be the most celebrated coach of all time, because he never had the “superstar” that could win it all with him. I’m still happy for him though, and even happier that he got the record this year instead of having it loom over the whole off-season. It will be interesting to see if the W’s keep him around. I guess it all depends on how the hunt for a new owner goes. My heart says that I should want him to stay, but maybe his time is up in the Bay Area. I doubt the next owner will let do whatever he wants like the current management does. I’d go as far to say that a new owner would make him play guys like Randolph 30 minutes a game just to see what he’s got in the mental department. We know we have a lot of talented players, but can any of them develop or stay healthy? From what I’ve observed, it might be hard for them to learn under Nellie, and his always infamous doghouse.

One other problem I have with all this winning (4 of their last 6), is that we are beating all the teams that we are trying to take ping pong balls from! At this rate we’re going to end up with the 7th or 8th pick. Didn’t they hear the word? Wall, Cousins, Favors, and Turner have declared for the draft? Tank the rest of the year boys, we NEED a top four pick! Hopefully Nellie will kick back now, and we can tank the rest of the season in style.

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I'm a dude that just hit 30 years old. Pretty much like everything that is funny, insightful, and has to do with the Warriors, A's, and Raiders. View all posts by chappy81

18 responses to “Crack a Bud Light and Light Up a Stogie

  • tophatal

    chappy

    Great achievement by Nels but given the fact he’s won 5 rings as a player . The one he wants is as a coach of an NBA franchise.

    I’m No Glutton For Punishment But I Needs My Fix ………. What’s Happening With Brett Favre ?

    Alan Parkins

  • tophatal

    Steve of 2oldformaxim was trying to suggest to me that Nelson wasn’t being kept around simply to break Wilkens’ record. Well now he’s done it and it’s time to pass the reins on to someone else for the next chapter on the Warriors .

    Why is that no one is prepared to listen when Krzyzewski says he has no wish to coach in the NBA ?
    Nets’ billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov is rumored to be prepared to offer the Duke coach as much as $15millon p/yr to coach the team ?

    If that’s the case Pitino might come runnin’ up to Jersey . He’s real money whore !

    Alan Parkins

    • chappy81

      Yeah, I read something a few days ago that said he regretted not taking two jobs, one with the Celtics in the 80’s, and one with the Spurs in the 90’s, and both of those teams won championships, which is why I think he regretted it…
      Anyways, I don’t think the record was his sole reason for coaching this year. I’m thinking more that they will keep him if the current owners are still in place when next year starts, but when the team is sold the new owner that personwould go in another direction…
      My guess with Coach K is that when he coached team USA he decided he didn’t like to coach the pros, so he’s a lifer in the college ranks…

  • By

    I have mixed emotions here Chappy –

    On the one hand, I’m very grateful for what Nellie’s done for us, and I’m happy he finally got the record he deserves.

    On the other hand, I feel as if he’s actually hindering our progress as a franchise as of late, and hope the Warriors part ways with him. Of course our current ownership is partially to blame for our lack of success as well.

    You’re right on one thing, those wins hurt our chances at Wall, Cousins & Turner. If we were so lucky to land either Wall or Turner, trading Monta is a must this off-season. I know they have openly discussed dealing him regardless.

    • chappy81

      Yeah, unfortunatley I agree he is hindering the teams progress, and he can’t expect all of these rookies to make the right choices all the time when their on the court. I think he needs to reserve the doghouse for guys that play poorly for a whole week, and not for just a two minute span that he didn’t like… Playing the young guys eratically won’t help them build confidence or help them learn on the job… I’m pretty sure the team will change A LOT when they get sold, and if we happen to have to waste another year waiting for the sale to go through, we might have to suffer through another weird season with Nellie’s schenanigans…

      As for now, let’s tank harder than we ever have before! I’d like any of the four guys I mentioned in the piece! We could have a great young core for new ownership to take us to the promise land with (by promise land I mean 7th or 8th seed)!

  • Mitch

    Don Nelson is a great coach.

    His “RUN TMC” teams in his first stint in Golden State would be championship contenders in today’s NBA, they just played in the wrong era with too many top heavy teams.

    Golden State has a bright future now with Curry and Ellis as the stars in the backcourt, need a front court guy. If you guys could land DeMarcus Cousins playoffs could be in your near future.

    • chappy81

      I loved the TMC days, and thought they’d do better when they were in the playoffs… Oh well, that’s what they get for playing in the Jordan era 🙂

      I would love to see them get Cousins or Favors up front. Between the four big young guys (Randolph, Wright, Biendris, draft pick) we have to have one of them has to work out and turn into a star… I just hope it’s not for another team like so many of their other players the Warriors let go a little too soon!

  • tophatal

    chappy

    I think it’s more the depth of the teams in the Western Conference. <em< 1 thru' 6 isn’t all that wide a margin. And the drop off from there isn’t as wide as some might believe. In East however , after the “top three” you have the dregs at the bottom of the barrel !

    Alan Parkins

  • tophatal

    chappy

    Hornets’ George Shinn is selling the team . He’ll be devoting more time to his philanthropic efforts and spreading the ‘word’.

    Here’s my take on it all .

    It’s Time To Get Out Of Dodge You Simply Can No Longer Make Money In The NBA It’s A Sucker’s Bet ……….

    Alan Parkins

  • Cottle Stove

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  • tophatal

    chappy

    I heard that Bill Clinton lit up a couple of stogie’s courtesy of Monica Lewinsky ? Any truth to the rumor that the ones used are to auctioned off on E-Bay ? LOL,LOL,LOL !!!

    Rays vs. Yankees from today ’til Sunday at the “Trop”

    It’s Time To Get Out Of Dodge You Simply Can No Longer Make Money In The NBA It’s A Sucker’s Bet ……….

    Shinn is selling the Hornets ?

    Alan Parkins

  • tophatal

    chappy

    Woods is a misogynist click here to see what he missed out on. He could’ve had all four of these women and not one of ’em would’ve told anyone their stories.

    Alan Parkins

  • tophatal

    chappy

    Saw an interesting piece on USC’s AD Mike Garrett on this morning on ESPN’s “Outside The Lines” (OTTL) . It now looks if his days with the Trojans appear to be numbered .

    Alan Parkins

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