NBA Hall of Famer Don Nelson (CLICK ABOVE IMAGE TO LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH JESSICA BENSON)
Nelson is the winningest coach in NBA history with 1,335 wins. The Illinois native coached four teams over his 30-year career. Nelson created 'Nellie Ball', a fast-paced, positionless basketball style of play now seen leaguewide. Nelson is also credited with laying the foundation for the modern dominance of the Warriors. The three-time NBA Coach of the Year drafted Stephen Curry in 2009.
As a player, Nelson played for the Chicago Zephyrs, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics in his 13-year career. The NBA legend averaged more than 10 points per game every season between 1968 and 1974. Nelson won five championships with the Celtics (1966, 1968, 1969, 1974 and 1976).