Really, throughout my career, what I've done is taken teams with bad records and with every situation I've made them better.

-Don Nelson
Don Nelson

It's been difficult to get any continuity offensively. Our defense is definitely better. You can throw a bunch of new guys together and have a better chance to play defense collectively, maybe because of timing or whatever. But we don't know who we are offensively yet.

Don Nelson
When they key on one player like that, and double-team him and not allow him to [move], that means there are openings for other players.
Don Nelson

I've always been able to go to him,

Don Nelson
I'm a running coach and I am going to continue to run, but I would hope that we are better defensively.
Don Nelson

I am proud of our team and their hard work. Stone played a great game. We were kind of fortunate,

Don Nelson
[Still, Saturday's announcement was something of a surprise only because Nelson had said he was going to stay through next year.] I'm in my last years as a coach, ... I'm going to retire. I have this one and one more [year on my contract]. I expect to coach til the end. I want Avery to get some experience this year and get some more next year. I'm going to be a consultant for five years in Dallas.
Don Nelson

He will miss training camp and the first month of next season. This is very important to them.

Don Nelson
When he sits down, his ears pop
Don Nelson

The fans aren't here, ... There's a good chance your parents aren't here because they are taking care of what they need to do. That's all the more reason to go and play like you need to.

Don Nelson
The next step to his being a great player is to add the pass to his beautiful game,