September 1, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Don Nelson has pneumonia and isn't traveling with the team for two games in Texas.
The 69-year-old Nelson, the second-winningest coach in NBA history, missed practice Sunday and again Monday. The team said he had been diagnosed with pneumonia and would miss Golden State's games Tuesday at Dallas and Wednesday at San Antonio. The team is home again Saturday to host the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Warriors, whose playoff run in 2007 is the franchise's lone postseason trip since 1994, ended a three-game losing streak and improved to 4-8 with a 108-94 home victory over Portland on Friday night.
Nelson said in September he plans to fulfill the remaining two years on his contract.