I just finished my Wednesday column on Don Nelson. Some stuff didn’t get in because the column got pretty long. Here are a few interesting out-takes.

After he retired as a player, Nelson was a ref in the summer league and wanted to be a ref until the Bucks hired him.

Chris Mullin will present him at the Hall of Fame ceremony.

The three most talented players he coached were  Dirk Nowitzki, Marques Johnson and Steve Nash. Also vastly talented were Sidney Moncrief, Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond,

The best coach in the NBA is Gregg Popovich.