Mavs coach will miss 2-3 weeks
DALLAS -- Mavericks coach Don Nelson had surgery Thursday to repair an almost completely torn right rotator cuff.
"He's doing OK," said assistant coach Avery Johnson before the game and filled in for Nelson. "It was much more painful than he thought."
The 64-year-old Nelson said earlier this week that he has needed surgery for the past eight years. He said the rotator cuff was 90 percent torn and that the origin of the injury might go back to his days as a college player at Iowa.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
MORE NBA HEADLINES
- Jackson calls Knicks 'not ready for showtime'
- Lakers expect Randle to miss rest of season
- Gasol, Bulls blow out Knicks in Rose's return
- Blazers rally in fourth, beat depleted Thunder