Nelson Shows Players His Social Side

February 20, 2010, 7:26 pm
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We all know Warriors coach Don Nelson isnt afraid to use some unconventional coaching techniques.And that was again the case on Thursday afternoon, even though the Warriors didnt have a game.After the teams noon practice, Nelson took rookie Stephen Curry, second-year shooting guard Anthony Morrow, D-League signee Anthony Tolliver and a couple coaches to Smittys -- a downtown Oakland bar -- for some quality time and shuffleboard.When Nelson was asked about his bonding session with the players the following day, he seemed a little taken aback.Youre not supposed to know about that, Nelson said.When Nelson was told that both Morrow and Curry posted about the days activities on Twitter, he was a little more forthcoming.Actually, I was out of money and I needed some cash so I took the young guys out and shot a little shuffleboard with them in the afternoon, Nelson said. And took their money.Thursday wasnt the first time Nelson has taken players out to play some shuffleboard to Smittys a couple of years ago he corralled Baron Davis and Stephen Jackson and ventured to the Grand Avenue gathering spot for an afternoon session.Nelson is an avid poker player and used to play cards with GM Larry Riley, among others, when Riley traveled with the team.-- Matt SteinmetzWhat's your take? Email Matt and let him know. He may use it in his weekly Mailbag.

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