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Former Coach Don Nelson thanks those who helped him get to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
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This three time coach of the year has won more games than any other coach in the history of the league. He is one of only two coaches to win 250 games with three different teams. And was head coach of the 1994. US team no one gold at the world championships. Elected as a coach to the class of 2012. Don Nelson. I'd like to have this opportunity. This opportunity to pay homage to. Oh dear friend of mine and Indies also let Jim FitzGerald. Who is the biggest influence in my life period just basketball life but. In life in general who passed. Just a couple of months ago. Jim FitzGerald got me. Involved in my first head coaching job with the Milwaukee Bucks. I was there eleven years and worked for Jim and that I went out to Golden State was shipment goes another eight years where there's a lot of by thirty some odd years of coaching. Over half from. We're forward Jim FitzGerald. And he's one guy who. Probably wanted to me to be in the hall of fame more than anybody. That I've ever known in bilking. Dedicated the last five years really of their life trying to get me here. And whatever they did work because hear him and thank you Jim FitzGerald. And thank you Bill --