Wednesday, June 26, 2019

'Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel' visits with former Bucks coach of the year Don Nelson, now a marijuana farmer in Maui

From JSOnline:

Don Nelson was 540-344 from 1977-87. (Photo: Lynn Howell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

On Monday, Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer was named NBA Coach of the Year for 2019. On Tuesday night, the last man to win that award for the Bucks, Don Nelson, will be profiled on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," profiling his life of retirement farming marijuana in Hawaii.

Nelson, who was named coach of the year with the Bucks in 1983 and 1985, helped build the Bucks into one of the powers of the Eastern Conference in the early 1980s and has been hailed by such greats as Pat Riley as one of the greatest innovators the game has ever seen. Nelson, who also put the building blocks in place that turned the Golden State Warriors into today's NBA superpower, has been out of coaching for nine years and has found a chill next chapter living in Maui.

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