Nelson leaves with record

Don Nelson is expected to officially part ways with the Golden State Warriors on Monday. Nelson has coached 31 seasons, from 1976 to 2010 for four different teams (Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks). He retires with the NBA’s most career regular-season coaching victories (1,335) after breaking Lenny Wilkens’ record on April 7.

NBA regular-season win leaders (Top 5)
Don Nelson timeline
Lenny Wilkens in 1978.
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Top 10 regular-season win leaders
  W L G W/L % Teams
Don Nelson* 1335 1063 2398 .557 5
Lenny Wilkens 1332 1155 2487 .536 6
Pat Riley 1210 694 1904 .636 3
Jerry Sloan* 1190 780 1970 .604 2
Phil Jackson* 1098 460 1558 .705 2
Larry Brown* 1089 885 1974 .552 9
George Karl* 986 671 1657 .595 5
Bill Fitch 944 1106 2050 .460 5
Red Auerbach 938 479 1417 .662 3
Dick Motta 935 1017 1952 .479 5
*Active coaches
Statistics through 2009-10 season