On This Date In NBA History: December 29, Don Nelson Became The Third Coach To 1,000 Wins

March 19, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors former coach Don Nelson waves to fans during the half time ceremony to retire the

2001 – In a 113-97 Dallas Mavericks victory over the Atlanta Hawks at American Airlines Center, Don Nelson joined Lenny Wilkins and Pat Riley as the only head coaches to win 1,000 career games. Dirk Nowitzki scored a game-high 35 points on 12 of 17 (.706) shooting as the Mavericks won their ninth consecutive game.

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