After 31 seasons and 1,335 wins as a NBA coach, Don Nelson was fired by the Golden State Warriors on Thursday.
The new owners, Joe Lacub and Peter Guber, according to reports, will replace the 70-year-old Nelson with assistant Keith Smart.
The Warriors have played an entertaining style of basketball for years, but have struggled to amass many wins under Nelson’s system. The team was 55-109 over the past two seasons.
Nelson had one year and $6M left on his contract. He is expected to receive the full salary.
Warriors dump Nelson as coach (FOX Sports)