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Nellie might be leading man in Sacto coach search

Updated: May 10, 2006, 11:37 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Don Nelson was at his home in Maui when he learned Tuesday that two friends, Sacramento Kings co-owners Joe and Gavin Maloof, were suddenly looking for a new coach.

The location is important because it represents one of the obstacles Sacramento would face should it make a full-steam pitch to recruit Nelson as its Rick Adelman replacement.

Nelson was one of three names I heard most in the hours after Adelman was informed his Kings reign was over. The others: Ex-Kings assistant coach ...

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