Don Nelson F

Full Name: Donald Nelson

Current Team: N/A

Born: May 15, 1940 (78 years old)

Birthplace: Muskegon, Michigan (United States)

Nationality: United States

Height: 6-6 (198cm)     Weight: 210 (95kg)

Current NBA Status: Unrestricted Free Agent

Draft Entry: 1962 NBA Draft

Drafted: Round 3, Pick 1, Chicago Zephyrs

Pre-Draft Team: Iowa (Sr)

High School: Rock Island High School [Rock Island, Illinois]

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NBA

14 Years Of Service - #19 retired by BOS

NBA Regular Season Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1962-63 CHI 62 - 17.3 2.08 4.73 .440 - - - 2.60 3.56 .729 - - 4.50 1.16 - - 2.19 - 6.76
1963-64 LAL 80 - 17.6 1.69 4.04 .418 - - - 1.86 2.51 .741 - - 4.04 0.95 - - 2.26 - 5.24
1964-65 LAL 39 - 6.1 0.92 2.18 .424 - - - 0.51 0.67 .769 - - 1.87 0.62 - - 1.03 - 2.36
1965-66 BOS 75 - 23.5 3.61 8.24 .439 - - - 2.97 4.35 .684 - - 5.37 1.05 - - 2.49 - 10.20
1966-67 BOS 79 - 15.2 2.87 6.44 .446 - - - 1.78 2.41 .742 - - 3.73 0.82 - - 1.81 - 7.53
1967-68 BOS 82 - 18.3 3.80 7.71 .494 - - - 2.38 3.27 .728 - - 5.26 1.26 - - 2.17 - 9.99
1968-69 BOS 82 - 21.6 4.56 9.40 .485 - - - 2.45 3.16 .776 - - 5.59 1.12 - - 2.41 - 11.57
1969-70 BOS 82 - 27.1 5.62 11.22 .501 - - - 4.11 5.30 .775 - - 7.33 1.80 - - 2.90 - 15.35
1970-71 BOS 82 - 27.5 5.02 10.74 .468 - - - 3.87 5.20 .744 - - 6.89 1.87 - - 2.83 - 13.91
1971-72 BOS 82 - 25.4 4.74 9.89 .480 - - - 4.34 5.51 .788 - - 5.52 2.34 - - 2.68 - 13.83
1972-73 BOS 72 - 19.8 4.29 9.01 .476 - - - 2.21 2.61 .846 - - 4.38 1.42 - - 2.15 - 10.79
1973-74 BOS 82 - 21.3 4.44 8.74 .508 - - - 2.62 3.33 .788 1.10 3.11 4.21 1.98 0.23 0.16 2.30 - 11.50
1974-75 BOS 79 - 26.0 5.35 9.94 .539 - - - 3.33 4.03 .827 1.61 4.33 5.94 2.29 0.41 0.19 3.03 - 14.04
1975-76 BOS 75 - 12.6 2.33 5.05 .462 - - - 1.69 2.15 .789 0.75 1.68 2.43 1.03 0.19 0.09 1.53 - 6.36
CAREER   1053 - 20.6 3.81 7.95 .480 - - - 2.72 3.56 .765 1.16 3.06 4.93 1.45 0.28 0.15 2.33 - 10.35

NBA Regular Season Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1962-63 CHI 62 - 1071 129 293 .440 - - - 161 221 .729 - - 279 72 - - 136 - 419
1963-64 LAL 80 - 1406 135 323 .418 - - - 149 201 .741 - - 323 76 - - 181 - 419
1964-65 LAL 39 - 238 36 85 .424 - - - 20 26 .769 - - 73 24 - - 40 - 92
1965-66 BOS 75 - 1765 271 618 .439 - - - 223 326 .684 - - 403 79 - - 187 - 765
1966-67 BOS 79 - 1202 227 509 .446 - - - 141 190 .742 - - 295 65 - - 143 - 595
1967-68 BOS 82 - 1498 312 632 .494 - - - 195 268 .728 - - 431 103 - - 178 - 819
1968-69 BOS 82 - 1773 374 771 .485 - - - 201 259 .776 - - 458 92 - - 198 - 949
1969-70 BOS 82 - 2224 461 920 .501 - - - 337 435 .775 - - 601 148 - - 238 - 1259
1970-71 BOS 82 - 2254 412 881 .468 - - - 317 426 .744 - - 565 153 - - 232 - 1141
1971-72 BOS 82 - 2086 389 811 .480 - - - 356 452 .788 - - 453 192 - - 220 - 1134
1972-73 BOS 72 - 1425 309 649 .476 - - - 159 188 .846 - - 315 102 - - 155 - 777
1973-74 BOS 82 - 1748 364 717 .508 - - - 215 273 .788 90 255 345 162 19 13 189 - 943
1974-75 BOS 79 - 2052 423 785 .539 - - - 263 318 .827 127 342 469 181 32 15 239 - 1109
1975-76 BOS 75 - 943 175 379 .462 - - - 127 161 .789 56 126 182 77 14 7 115 - 477
CAREER   1053 - 21685 4017 8373 .480 - - - 2864 3744 .765 273 723 5192 1526 65 35 2451 - 10898

NBA Regular Season Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
1962-63 CHI 62 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .060 - - 0.75 20 41 .328 1.80 0.30 2.10
1963-64 LAL 80 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .064 - - 0.62 42 38 .525 1.50 0.80 2.30
1964-65 LAL 39 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .018 - - 0.31 17 16 .515 0.20 0.20 0.40
1965-66 BOS 75 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 - - 0.53 52 23 .693 2.30 3.10 5.40
1966-67 BOS 79 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .078 - - 0.37 58 21 .734 1.50 1.80 3.30
1967-68 BOS 82 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .113 - - 0.42 54 28 .659 3.60 2.60 6.10
1968-69 BOS 82 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .130 - - 0.34 48 34 .585 4.20 3.30 7.50
1969-70 BOS 82 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 .167 - - 0.47 34 48 .415 5.70 2.60 8.30
1970-71 BOS 82 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .149 - - 0.48 44 38 .537 4.20 3.20 7.40
1971-72 BOS 82 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .152 - - 0.56 56 26 .683 5.40 3.40 8.80
1972-73 BOS 72 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .108 - - 0.29 61 11 .847 3.00 2.80 5.80
1973-74 BOS 82 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .145 - - 0.38 56 26 .683 4.00 1.90 5.90
1974-75 BOS 79 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .168 - - 0.41 59 20 .747 6.20 2.50 8.70
1975-76 BOS 75 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071 - - 0.42 49 26 .653 1.70 0.90 2.60
CAREER   1053 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 .140 - - 0.45 650 396 .621 45.30 29.40 74.60

NBA Regular Season Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
1962-63 CHI 62 - .537 .440 - - - - - - - - 116.88 - 1.43 - - 13.85
1963-64 LAL 80 - .509 .418 - - - - - - - - 115.93 - 1.30 - - 13.15
1964-65 LAL 39 - .477 .424 - - - 14.19 - - - - 119.28 - 1.08 - - 14.40
1965-66 BOS 75 - .502 .439 - - - 5.94 - - - - 112.26 - 1.24 - - 13.46
1966-67 BOS 79 - .502 .446 - - - 7.11 - - - - 118.81 - 1.17 - - 15.35
1967-68 BOS 82 - .546 .494 - - - 9.46 - - - - 122.13 - 1.30 - - 18.78
1968-69 BOS 82 - .536 .485 - - - 7.49 - - - - 126.11 - 1.23 - - 18.63
1969-70 BOS 82 - .566 .501 - - - 9.32 - - - - 127.58 - 1.37 - - 18.26
1970-71 BOS 82 - .534 .468 - - - 8.72 - - - - 121.18 - 1.30 - - 15.76
1971-72 BOS 82 - .561 .480 - - - 11.78 - - - - 126.73 - 1.40 - - 18.89
1972-73 BOS 72 - .531 .476 - - - 9.56 - - - - 132.19 - 1.20 - - 17.75
1973-74 BOS 82 - .563 .508 5.12 13.72 9.54 13.07 - 0.47 0.37 - 129.52 - 1.32 - 97.5 17.35
1974-75 BOS 79 - .600 .539 6.21 16.43 11.36 12.57 - 0.71 0.37 - 136.59 - 1.41 - 96.5 18.46
1975-76 BOS 75 - .530 .462 5.82 13.17 9.49 11.55 - 0.66 0.38 - 125.06 - 1.26 - 99.0 14.82
CAREER   1053 - .544 .480 5.71 14.79 10.30 9.89 - 0.61 0.37 - 124.47 - 1.30 - 97.6 16.75

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NBA Transactions

Mar 26, 1962 - The Chicago Zephyrs selected Don Nelson in Round 3 with Pick 1 in the 1962 NBA Draft.
Sep 1, 1962 - Don Nelson signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Zephyrs.
Sep 6, 1963 - The Baltimore Bullets placed the contract of Don Nelson on waivers.
Sep 8, 1963 - The Los Angeles Lakers made a successful waiver claim for the contract of Don Nelson.
Oct 21, 1965 - The Los Angeles Lakers placed the contract of Don Nelson on waivers.
Oct 23, 1965 - Don Nelson, previously with the Los Angeles Lakers, became a free agent.
Oct 28, 1965 - Don Nelson signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics.
Jul 1, 1976 - Don Nelson, previously with the Boston Celtics, became a free agent.

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NBA Playoff Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1963-64 LAL 5 - 11.2 1.40 2.60 .538 - - - 0.60 0.60 1.000 - - 2.60 0.40 - - 2.20 - 3.40
1964-65 LAL 11 - 19.3 2.18 4.82 .453 - - - 1.73 2.27 .760 - - 5.36 1.73 - - 2.82 - 6.09
1965-66 BOS 17 - 18.6 2.94 6.94 .424 - - - 2.47 3.06 .808 - - 5.00 0.76 - - 2.94 - 8.35
1966-67 BOS 9 - 15.8 3.00 6.56 .458 - - - 1.11 1.89 .588 - - 4.67 1.00 - - 1.33 - 7.11
1967-68 BOS 19 - 24.6 4.79 9.21 .520 - - - 2.89 3.89 .743 - - 7.53 1.68 - - 2.58 - 12.47
1968-69 BOS 18 - 19.3 4.83 9.33 .518 - - - 2.78 3.33 .833 - - 4.61 1.17 - - 2.83 - 12.44
1971-72 BOS 11 - 28.0 4.73 9.00 .525 - - - 3.73 4.36 .854 - - 5.55 1.91 - - 2.73 - 13.18
1972-73 BOS 13 - 23.3 3.62 7.77 .465 - - - 3.77 4.31 .875 - - 2.92 1.15 - - 2.23 - 11.00
1973-74 BOS 18 - 25.9 4.56 9.11 .500 - - - 2.28 2.94 .774 1.39 4.00 5.39 1.94 0.44 0.17 3.00 - 11.39
1974-75 BOS 11 - 24.9 6.00 10.64 .564 - - - 3.36 3.73 .902 1.64 2.45 4.09 2.36 0.18 0.18 3.27 - 15.36
1975-76 BOS 18 - 17.5 2.89 6.00 .481 - - - 3.33 3.83 .870 0.94 2.00 2.94 0.94 0.17 0.11 2.56 - 9.11
CAREER   150 - 21.4 3.90 7.83 .498 - - - 2.71 3.32 .817 1.28 2.87 4.79 1.40 0.28 0.15 2.66 - 10.51

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NBA Playoff Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1963-64 LAL 5 - 56 7 13 .538 - - - 3 3 1.000 - - 13 2 - - 11 - 17
1964-65 LAL 11 - 212 24 53 .453 - - - 19 25 .760 - - 59 19 - - 31 - 67
1965-66 BOS 17 - 316 50 118 .424 - - - 42 52 .808 - - 85 13 - - 50 - 142
1966-67 BOS 9 - 142 27 59 .458 - - - 10 17 .588 - - 42 9 - - 12 - 64
1967-68 BOS 19 - 468 91 175 .520 - - - 55 74 .743 - - 143 32 - - 49 - 237
1968-69 BOS 18 - 348 87 168 .518 - - - 50 60 .833 - - 83 21 - - 51 - 224
1971-72 BOS 11 - 308 52 99 .525 - - - 41 48 .854 - - 61 21 - - 30 - 145
1972-73 BOS 13 - 303 47 101 .465 - - - 49 56 .875 - - 38 15 - - 29 - 143
1973-74 BOS 18 - 467 82 164 .500 - - - 41 53 .774 25 72 97 35 8 3 54 - 205
1974-75 BOS 11 - 274 66 117 .564 - - - 37 41 .902 18 27 45 26 2 2 36 - 169
1975-76 BOS 18 - 315 52 108 .481 - - - 60 69 .870 17 36 53 17 3 2 46 - 164
CAREER   150 - 3209 585 1175 .498 - - - 407 498 .817 60 135 719 210 13 7 399 - 1577

NBA Playoff Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
1963-64 LAL 5 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .050 - - 0.23 2 3 .400 0.10 - 0.10
1964-65 LAL 11 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .093 - - 0.47 5 6 .455 0.30 - 0.20
1965-66 BOS 17 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .086 - - 0.44 11 6 .647 0.30 0.50 0.80
1966-67 BOS 9 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .088 - - 0.29 4 5 .444 0.10 0.20 0.30
1967-68 BOS 19 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .147 - - 0.42 12 7 .632 1.30 0.60 1.90
1968-69 BOS 18 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 - - 0.36 12 6 .667 1.50 0.30 1.80
1971-72 BOS 11 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .151 - - 0.48 5 6 .455 1.00 0.10 1.10
1972-73 BOS 13 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .107 - - 0.55 7 6 .538 0.80 0.20 1.00
1973-74 BOS 18 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 - - 0.32 12 6 .667 0.90 0.70 1.60
1974-75 BOS 11 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 - - 0.35 6 5 .545 1.20 - 1.20
1975-76 BOS 18 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .098 - - 0.64 12 6 .667 0.80 0.40 1.20
CAREER   150 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .124 - - 0.42 88 62 .587 8.30 3.00 11.20

NBA Playoff Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
1963-64 LAL 5 - .594 .538 - - - 5.68 - - - - 153.85 - 1.31 - - 11.59
1964-65 LAL 11 - .523 .453 - - - 11.76 - - - - 121.28 - 1.26 - - 13.01
1965-66 BOS 17 - .504 .424 - - - 5.62 - - - - 123.14 - 1.20 - - 13.63
1966-67 BOS 9 - .481 .458 - - - 8.38 - - - - 104.59 - 1.08 - - 15.56
1967-68 BOS 19 - .571 .520 - - - 9.53 - - - - 126.32 - 1.35 - - 18.97
1968-69 BOS 18 - .576 .518 - - - 9.67 - - - - 135.12 - 1.33 - - 22.70
1971-72 BOS 11 - .604 .525 - - - 9.09 - - - - 137.94 - 1.46 - - 17.32
1972-73 BOS 13 - .569 .465 - - - 6.53 - - - - 134.03 - 1.42 - - 15.12
1973-74 BOS 18 - .547 .500 5.75 16.13 11.01 10.86 - 0.80 0.35 - 127.36 - 1.25 - 94.2 15.46
1974-75 BOS 11 - .626 .564 6.44 11.34 8.69 14.00 - 0.33 0.40 - 146.65 - 1.44 - 105.4 20.20
1975-76 BOS 18 - .593 .481 5.77 12.12 8.96 8.44 - 0.45 0.36 - 135.10 - 1.52 - 97.2 15.76
CAREER   150 - .566 .498 5.96 13.73 9.80 9.39 - 0.58 0.37 - 131.51 - 1.34 - 97.9 16.93

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NCAA

College: Iowa (1962)

NCAA Season Stats - Per Game

Season School Class GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1958-59 DNP Fr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1959-60 Iowa So - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1960-61 Iowa Jr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1961-62 Iowa Sr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Awards & Honors

NABC All-American Third Team - 1962
AP All-American Third Team - 1962
UPI All-American Third Team - 1962