Nelson Says He’s Through Coaching the Bucks
Don Nelson, after months of feuding with owner Herb Kohl, says he will soon resign as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.
“It’s clear to me that I won’t be back with Milwaukee,” Nelson told the Milwaukee Journal. “I don’t know where I’m going to end up.”
Nelson told WTBS-TV that he has received an offer from Jim Fitzgerald, owner of the Golden State Warriors, to become the team’s general manager next season. Fitzgerald, a close friend of Nelson, owned the Bucks until Kohl purchased them in 1985. Nelson said he wasn’t sure he wanted to stop coaching yet.
Nelson, 47, said he made a final decision to resign after reading comments attributed to Kohl in Friday’s Journal. Kohl was quoted as denying a feud with Nelson. Kohl also told the Journal he never had any heated arguments with the coach, which is contrary to what Nelson has said.
Nelson said he will not meet with Kohl as planned. “He can meet with my lawyer. I’m not going to meet with him. It’s gone too far.”