The Warriors Morning Report: Nelson could be out by next week? Maybe. Nelson wants Monta gone? Definitely believable.
By Geoff Lepper
Your daily guided tour through the national and local media coverage of the always-entertaining Golden State Warriors.
CBSSports.com (Ken Berger): The big winner of the day in the “Destined-To-Be-The-Most-Talked-About-Warriors-Story” sweepstakes. Now, a couple of points:
1) I don’t necessarily put a huge amount of stock into “a high-level coaching source” — the one that said Nelson could become a consultant, with Keith Smart taking over as head coach “by next week” — because there’s no indication of how connected this person is with what’s going on at 1011 Broadway. Kicking Nelson upstairs would mean kicking away roughly $10 million, and it’s hard to believe that Chris Cohan and Bobby Rowell are willing to eat that slice of humble pie. I will say that it’s been well known for a long time that Nelson wants to live out his days with such a consultancy in his pocket, to be the retired Don Corleone figure to some organization. It’s what he planned for in Dallas, before the fallout with Mark Cuban, and what he wants in Golden State.
2) I put a lot more stock into the anonymous source Berger quotes as saying “(Nelson) wants Monta out.” You can’t put guys on the block in this league without word getting around, and quickly. So I definitely can see heat to that fire.
3) “Rowell tries to be their friend, and they laugh at him.” No explanation necessary.
NBA FanHouse (Matt Steinmetz): Why Paul Westphal smiles more than Don Nelson.
(Of course, Vladimir Putin smiles more than Don Nelson these days. As does the Mona Lisa. So it’s not that high a bar.)
NBA.com (Adam Zagoria): David Lee is displeased with the result: “. . . Teams that are talking about being playoff teams, teams that talk about being decent teams in this league win games at home against teams with a below .500 record.”
True Hoop/ESPN (Chris Sheridan): Technically, I don’t think Don Nelson said Stephen Curry had “no” tattoos, just that he needed more of them.
Fast Break/San Jose Mercury News (Adam Lauridsen): Angry Adam is in full force, even after a victory.
Warriors.com: Highlights from the source.
4 Responses to “The Warriors Morning Report: Nelson could be out by next week? Maybe. Nelson wants Monta gone? Definitely believable.”
I can’t believe nobody mentioned the vicious block Stephen Curry had on David Lee. I guess with all the negativity, these kind of things get swept under the rug. It was hilarious, though. David Lee was none too pleased.
The NBA’s website ranks the current rookies class.
Curry’s ranked in the top ten and the blurb mentions how his own teammate, stephen jackson, was praising Sacto’s Evans and not his own teammate.
“Think Curry would have the support of his teammates for Rookie of the Year consideration? Think again. After the Warriors’ loss to Tyreke Evans and the Kings on Sunday, Jackson made his vote. “Rookie of the Year should be locked in,” Jackson said, referring to Evans. Granted, Jackson may not be in the Bay Area much longer, but I’m sure Curry would like to think his teammate has his back.”
nienkeklaar December 19th, 2009 at 6:51 am
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