Tuesday , Jan , 29 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Chris Webber and Don Nelson Reuniting


More than 13 years after Chris Webber demanded to leave the Golden State Warriors, the free-agent forward is all set to return.Webber sent an e-mail to The Associated Press on Monday night confirming he will rejoin the Warriors and coach Don Nelson, who won a power struggle with the former No. 1 draft pick in their messy first stint with the franchise.

The five-time All-Star is expected to be with the Warriors when they visit Houston on Tuesday night, though it’s uncertain whether he’ll play. Golden State visits New Orleans on Wednesday before returning home to face Charlotte on Friday. Nelson apparently masterminded the Warriors’ decision to re-sign Webber, who hasn’t played in the NBA this season, as a backup big man and offensive playmaker. Golden State spokesman Raymond Ridder said the club had no official announcement planned for Monday, but Nelson has spoken repeatedly about the team’s hopes of signing Webber in recent days.Click here for more from Sports Illustrated.