Don Nelson graduates from Iowa

Updated: May 12, 2012, 9:31 PM ET
Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Fifty years ago, Don Nelson left the University of Iowa eight credits and a student-teaching requirement shy of a degree. Nelson took correspondence classes to complete the credits. But it took the most coaching wins in NBA history for the university to decide Nelson didn't need to be a student teacher to earn a diploma.

On Saturday, the former Hawkeyes star player returned to receive his bachelor's degree in physical education during Iowa's commencement ceremony at Carver-Hawkeye ...

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