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Quote of the Day: Don Nelson thinks life in Maui doesn’t suck

Sep 8, 2012, 7:01 AM EDT

“Hopefully, this will be the last tuxedo I’ll be wearing.

“There is life after basketball. Come out and have a cup of coffee with me in Maui.”

—Don Nelson, the legendary Celtics player and the winningest coach NBA history, during his induction into the Hall of Fame speech Friday.

After Nelson chased after the Minnesota Timberwolves job in 2011 (Rick Adelman won out) it was thought he might try to return to coaching. But if he has made one thing clear during the run-up to his enshrinement, it is that he is done.

Because if your life is running a shave ice stand, drinking scotch while watching the sunset in Maui and playing poker with your buddies, well, who needs the NBA?

  1. charlutes - Sep 8, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    proofread one story, one time ever.

    • manchestermiracle - Sep 8, 2012 at 10:53 AM

      He left out an “in.” As far as I can tell, this may be his least number of mistakes ever….

  2. manchestermiracle - Sep 8, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    “(W)ho needs the NBA?” How the hell do you think he can afford to hang out permanently in Maui?

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