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Long Live Nellie

Willie Donnie Nelson

Hernia legend Don Nelson has it all figured out these days.  He traded in the coaching whistle for shaved ice, coffee farming/roasting, bicycle manufacturing, growing olive trees, formulating dog food, and playing poker (with Willie Nelson, Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson).  It may sound like we are making it up, but we are 100% serious thanks to a marvelous piece from Mark Emmons of the San Jose Mercury News.

Thankfully, the NBA finally got around to acknowledging the guy that invented small ball, brought us the glory of Run TMC, rarely changed his clothes, and had no qualms about slugging back vino to liven up post game presses.  We can only hope that Willie is rolling Don’s cigars these days.

[Photo via The Boston Herald]


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