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Mavericks General Manager/Head Coach Don Nelson owns more than 40 years of NBA experience as a player, coach and general manager. In league history only Lenny Wilkens has more combined games as a player or a coach. Nelson also has more than two decades of

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The signs of improvement by the Mavericks under Nelson can be seen during his tenure in Dallas. When Don Nelson arrived, the team won 19 games in a shortened season which would have equated to 32 in a full year. Then during the 1999-2000 campaign, Nelson led the Mavericks to a 40-42 record which included a 9-1 April which was the best month in team history.

The great turnaround continued during 2000-2001 as the Mavericks became one of the best teams in the NBA. Nelson led the Mavericks to just their third 50-win season in franchise history, their first playoff appearance in 11 years, their first winning season in 11 years and the best road record in franchise history. The team has posted a winning record in each month for the first time in 13 years.

That postseason was just as successful for the Nelson-led Mavericks as he guided Dallas to a first round victory over Utah. While accomplishing that the team became just the sixth in NBA history to overcome a 2-0 deficit to win a five-game series.

For his efforts during the 2000-2001 season, Don Nelson finished third in the league's Coach of the Year voting. The team has continued to grow as it won a franchise-high 57 games in 2001-02.

Don Nelson is the third-winningest coach in NBA history with a record of 1036-806 (.562). He and Pat Riley are the only coaches ever to be named Coach of the Year three times (1983, 1985 and 1992). He was chosen one of the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History by a panel of former coaches, players and media selected by the NBA in commemoration of the NBA at 50 celebration. He coached Dream Team II to a gold medal at the 1994 World Championships in Toronto. The front-office architect of the Milwaukee Bucks' seven consecutive division title teams from 1979-1986, as well as the force behind the revival of the Golden State Warriors into a perennial playoff team in the late '80s and early '90s, Nelson has established himself as one of the NBA's premier basketball executives over the last three decades.

As a general manager, Nelson's drafting credits include the selection of all-stars Marques Johnson (using a pick Nelson had acquired from Buffalo in exchange for Swen Nater), Sidney Moncrief, Mitch Richmond, Tim Hardaway, Tyrone Hill, Chris Gatling, Latrell Sprewell and Chris Webber. In addition to those stars, Nelson has also shown an eye for finding role players who would eventually blossom in the NBA on winning teams, including John Starks (who would go on to make an all-star appearance), Sarunas Marciulionis, Mario Elie and Vincent Askew.

Taking over the duties of executive vice president for Golden State in 1987-88, Nelson built the club from a 20-62 squad that first season into a 55-27 club by 1991-92. Nelson took on the dual roles of head coach and general manager in 1988-89. Despite being plagued with injuries during his tenure at Golden State, the Warriors would go on to post two 50-win seasons and four playoff appearances in his seven-and-a-half seasons in the Bay Area. By comparison, Golden State had failed to make the playoffs in nine-of-10 years prior to Nelson's arrival and have not been back to the postseason since his departure.

One of Nelson's keys to success during this span was his ability to take lower first-round draft picks and turn them into players who in time would prove they should have been taken higher. From 1989-92, without a pick higher than 11th overall, Nelson chose four future all-stars (Hardaway, Hill, Gatling and Sprewell). Out of eight overall first-round picks from 1988 through 1993, the Warriors selected six future all-stars (Richmond, Tim Hardaway, Hill, Gatling, Sprewell and Anfernee Hardaway).

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Mavericks General Manager/Head Coach Don Nelson owns more than 40 years of NBA experience as a player, coach and general manager. In league history only Lenny Wilkens has more combined games as a player or a coach. Nelson also has more than two decades of

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Don Nelson Biography

The signs of improvement by the Mavericks under Nelson can be seen during his tenure in Dallas. When Don Nelson arrived, the team won 19 games in a shortened season which would have equated to 32 in a full year. Then during the 1999-2000 campaign, Nelson led the Mavericks to a 40-42 record which included a 9-1 April which was the best month in team history.

The great turnaround continued during 2000-2001 as the Mavericks became one of the best teams in the NBA. Nelson led the Mavericks to just their third 50-win season in franchise history, their first playoff appearance in 11 years, their first winning season in 11 years and the best road record in franchise history. The team has posted a winning record in each month for the first time in 13 years.

That postseason was just as successful for the Nelson-led Mavericks as he guided Dallas to a first round victory over Utah. While accomplishing that the team became just the sixth in NBA history to overcome a 2-0 deficit to win a five-game series.

For his efforts during the 2000-2001 season, Don Nelson finished third in the league's Coach of the Year voting. The team has continued to grow as it won a franchise-high 57 games in 2001-02.

Don Nelson is the third-winningest coach in NBA history with a record of 1036-806 (.562). He and Pat Riley are the only coaches ever to be named Coach of the Year three times (1983, 1985 and 1992). He was chosen one of the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History by a panel of former coaches, players and media selected by the NBA in commemoration of the NBA at 50 celebration. He coached Dream Team II to a gold medal at the 1994 World Championships in Toronto. The front-office architect of the Milwaukee Bucks' seven consecutive division title teams from 1979-1986, as well as the force behind the revival of the Golden State Warriors into a perennial playoff team in the late '80s and early '90s, Nelson has established himself as one of the NBA's premier basketball executives over the last three decades.

As a general manager, Nelson's drafting credits include the selection of all-stars Marques Johnson (using a pick Nelson had acquired from Buffalo in exchange for Swen Nater), Sidney Moncrief, Mitch Richmond, Tim Hardaway, Tyrone Hill, Chris Gatling, Latrell Sprewell and Chris Webber. In addition to those stars, Nelson has also shown an eye for finding role players who would eventually blossom in the NBA on winning teams, including John Starks (who would go on to make an all-star appearance), Sarunas Marciulionis, Mario Elie and Vincent Askew.

Taking over the duties of executive vice president for Golden State in 1987-88, Nelson built the club from a 20-62 squad that first season into a 55-27 club by 1991-92. Nelson took on the dual roles of head coach and general manager in 1988-89. Despite being plagued with injuries during his tenure at Golden State, the Warriors would go on to post two 50-win seasons and four playoff appearances in his seven-and-a-half seasons in the Bay Area. By comparison, Golden State had failed to make the playoffs in nine-of-10 years prior to Nelson's arrival and have not been back to the postseason since his departure.

One of Nelson's keys to success during this span was his ability to take lower first-round draft picks and turn them into players who in time would prove they should have been taken higher. From 1989-92, without a pick higher than 11th overall, Nelson chose four future all-stars (Hardaway, Hill, Gatling and Sprewell). Out of eight overall first-round picks from 1988 through 1993, the Warriors selected six future all-stars (Richmond, Tim Hardaway, Hill, Gatling, Sprewell and Anfernee Hardaway).

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  • How to book Don Nelson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Don Nelson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Don Nelson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Don Nelson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Don Nelson?

    Booking fees for Don Nelson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Don Nelson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Don Nelson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Don Nelson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Don Nelson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Don Nelson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Don Nelson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Don Nelson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Don Nelson for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Don Nelson generally travels from TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lenny Wilkens, Pat Riley, Jason Kidd, Rick Carlisle and Gregg Popovich. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Don Nelson for an upcoming event.

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