Don Nelson

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Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940) is an American former professional basketball player and head coach. Nelson has the most regular season wins of any coach in NBA history, with 1,335. He coached the Milwaukee Bucks, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Golden State Warriors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don Nelson has received more than 1,328,898 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Don Nelson is the 59th most popular basketball player (down from 46th in 2019), the 3,818th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,072nd in 2019) and the 42nd most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Don Nelson ranks 59 out of 1,264Before him are David Robinson, Oscar Schmidt, Chuck Daly, Lenny Wilkens, Steve Kerr, and Reggie Miller. After him are Stephen Curry, Wes Unseld, Tim Duncan, Yao Ming, Dominique Wilkins, and Kevin Garnett.

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Among people born in 1940, Don Nelson ranks 216Before him are Jan Eliasson, Lainie Kazan, Roger Pingeon, Michel Micombero, Francesco Guccini, and Jimmy Greaves. After him are James Herbert Brennan, Peter C. Doherty, Mirko Jozić, Conny Plank, Quentin Skinner, and John Mahoney.

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Among people born in United States, Don Nelson ranks 3,818 out of 15,968Before him are Mae Marsh (1894), Roy E. Disney (1930), Larry Wall (1954), Herb Ritts (1952), David Boreanaz (1969), and Garret Hobart (1844). After him are Tuesday Weld (1943), Frederick Wiseman (1930), Frank James (1843), Rick Hoffman (1970), Peter Cetera (1944), and Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898).


Among basketball players born in United States, Don Nelson ranks 42Before him are Pete Maravich (1947), Sam Jones (1933), David Robinson (1965), Chuck Daly (1930), Lenny Wilkens (1937), and Reggie Miller (1965). After him are Stephen Curry (1988), Wes Unseld (1946), Kevin Garnett (1976), Larry Brown (1940), Kevin Durant (1988), and Nikos Galis (1957).