Forget Warrior warts -- Nelson can deliver playoff berth
The Golden State Warriors, at last, are a playoff team again.
Mark it down.
Nothing's official, of course. Not yet, some 30 days before camps open.
But that's how you have to see the Warriors now that Don Nelson is back to coach them. That's how I'm seeing them even though the Warriors haven't played an actual playoff game for a dozen years ... and even though I haven't exactly figured out who Golden State bumps in a Western Conference that didn't have room ...
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THE RETURN OF NELLIE
• Nellie vows to recapture 'the magic'
• Nellie's back in the Golden State
• Stein: Warriors try golden oldie
• Stein: Expect playoff berth this year
• Kreidler: Shaky foundations
• Hollinger: Challenges are many
• Bucher: Don of a new age
• SportsNation poll: Can Nellie turn things around?
• Vitale: Montgomery's college prospects