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Tonight’s (on) topic: Weekend at Nellie’s
Don Nelson is rooting for the Golden State Warriors this year, playing lots of poker and growing pot. https://t.co/ZwY5X1ZPnz— NYT Sports (@NYTSports) May 1, 2018
If you were at all worried with how former Bucks coach, Don Nelson, was handling his retirement, worry not. The University of Iowa alum and well tread NBA player and coach now takes up residence in Maui where he is, as the kids say, chillaxing.
Nellie grew a beard and kind of looks like if Gregg Popovich was living off the grid, reunited with a long lost daughter, took up some agriculture studies, and has been playing a lot of poker.
His famous poker guests include actors Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson, and also folk singer, Willie Nelson.
The latter of the three poker guests is who inspired the five time NBA champion to take up growing his own marijuana, flowers, and coffee.
I wonder if Nellie needs anyone to house sit?
In the 11 seasons that Nelson was at the Milwaukee helm, he steered the franchise to its most consistent stretch, winning seven consecutive division titles and seven consecutive 50+ winning seasons, including a 60-win 1980-81 campaign.
Tonight’s (off) topic: State Quarter Question
At trivia last night, this question was a real noodle scratcher for all teams involved:
Which four commemorative state quarters feature a horse?
My team was only able to get three out of the four which netted us six points (and a second place finish overall!).
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