NBRPA Legend Don Nelson graduates from University of Iowa at 72

May 17, 2012

NBRPA Member Don Nelson -- the NBA's all-time winningest coach and a championship-winning player with the Boston Celtics of the 1960s and 1970s -- graduated from the University of Iowa on May 12. Nelson played at Iowa from 1959 to 1962, but left the university 50 years ago to play in the NBA and was 10 credits shy of graduation. His story was covered in several news outlets:

Iowa City Press Citizen

ESPN

Associated Press