Thursday , Mar , 13 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Whoa Nelly! Status Unresolved for Golden State’s Head Coach


Whether Don Nelson returns to the Golden State Warriors bench in 2008-9 is now his decision to make. Golden State made its feelings known Tuesday, locking in the coach months in advance of a June 1 deadline by exercising its $5.1 million option for next season. ‘It’s very nice of the organization,’ Nelson said. "It’s always nice to be wanted, especially when you’re 67. It’s a very nice gesture on their part.’ But now the question is in Nelson’s court regarding if he wants to come back for a third consecutive season coaching the Warriors, at the age of 68. Nelson wasn’t ready to make any commitment Tuesday, saying that he’ll take some time to ponder his status after the season, when he’s not so tired from the grind of what he called a ’24-11′ schedule. Click here for more from the Oakland Tribune.