NELLIE WAS IN DA HOUSE

That blurry figure in the picture? That’s former Mavs coach Don Nelson. Tim and I ran into Coach on Friday afternoon at Hibiscus, where we were engaged in a work-related matter. We’re pretty sure Nellie was, too. He was talking on the phone, and while it’s uncool to eavesdrop, it sounded as though he was talking to either Coach Avery Johnson or Del Harris. He wished the Mavs luck that night, but didn’t sound hopeful. (Turns out Nellie was right.) Tim offered to buy him a beer, but he declined. I asked how his shoulder was doing; he said fine. He thanked us for the offer, had a quick dinner, and then headed to the AAC. We miss you, Coach.

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