Deadspin NBA Shit List: Don Nelson, Drunk On His Own Genius (And Scotch)

A celebration of the NBA's most infuriating players, both past and present. Read other NBA Shit List entries here. » 11/20/12 5:25pm 11/20/12 5:25pm

Don Nelson Finally Will Graduate From College This Weekend

You know what they say. All these dumb NBA players go to college to play basketball, not to learn; it's a farce. No one gets a degree. Things used to be much better in the 1960s before John Calipari and all his fancy sneakers came to town. » 5/11/12 4:15pm 5/11/12 4:15pm

Don Nelson, Very Hands On When Bathing His Dog

Dirk Nowitzki says he once walked in on Nellie and his dog Lucky in the hot tub. If he had decided to join them, it would have looked like every German porno ever. [Sports Radio Interviews] » 4/21/10 10:45pm 4/21/10 10:45pm

The San "Francicso" Giants Need Spellcheck

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 4/08/10 6:30am 4/08/10 6:30am

Stephen Jackson Ain't Leading Nobody Nowhere

Stephen Jackson doesn't want to be the captain of the Warriors anymore because all you do is "talk to the refs." That and he hates his coach and is demanding a trade. How will they survive without that leadership? [SFChronicle] » 10/14/09 10:10am 10/14/09 10:10am

Stephen Curry Had Don Nelson's Attention When These Haircuts Were En…

Good news: Stephen Curry's journey from high school nobody to NBA lottery pick is no longer just a feel-good rise to superstardom. With this latest point to plot, Curry's case is now a parabola of fame and fortune! » 6/29/09 6:15pm 6/29/09 6:15pm

Keith Smart On Bobby Knight, The Shot, And Hell In The Pacific

Nearly 22 years after his 16-foot baseline jumper gave Indiana the national title in 1987, Keith Smart ruminates on how how that moment changed his life, and where he's going from here. » 3/18/09 2:45pm 3/18/09 2:45pm

Mark Cuban Is Suing Don Nelson For Knowing His Team

You know, it's possible that Mark Cuban isn't quite over his Mavericks' loss to the Warriors in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. How can we tell? Because he's actually suing Don Nelson for having "confidential information" and using it in the Warriors' victory. He's really doing this. » 6/29/07 11:10am 6/29/07 11:10am

Don Nelson Will Get Back To You On Whether He Believes

As George Costanza famously noted, it's important to go out on a high note. If you tell a joke at a party and get a huge laugh, you excuse yourself and quit while you're ahead. Apparently subscribing to this philosophy, Warriors coach Don Nelson — having vanquished the invincible Mavericks with a team that wasn't even… » 5/17/07 12:45pm 5/17/07 12:45pm

Golden State's Chance To Make History (And Probably Kill Cuban)

Imagine the ramifications if, perchance, the Warriors eliminate the Mavericks tonight. First off, poor Dirk Nowitzki might never show his face in public again, or at least not around his coach. We'll have proof that the Warriors sold their souls to the devil. And Don Nelson will have his final, brutal revenge on Mark… » 5/01/07 5:45pm 5/01/07 5:45pm