Don Nelson Live on Saturday

May 10, 2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa men’s basketball All-American Don Nelson will hold a post-commencement press conference Saturday, May 12, in Carver-Hawkeye Arena’s practice gymnasium.

The press conference will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m. (CT), and will be available live from start to finish on Hawkeye All-Access, the multi-media portal inside, the official World Wide Web of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Nelson is 10th on Iowa’s all-time scoring list with 1,522 points in 72 games from 1960-62 (21.2 points per game). He won five world championships as a player for the Boston Celtics, and as head coach in the NBA, Nelson compiled a league-best 1,335 regular-season victories.

Rather than returning to the UI to finish his degree in 1962-63, Nelson opted for a professional playing career, and was selected 17th overall by the Chicago Zephyrs. He has since fulfilled the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in physical education, and will receive a diploma Saturday at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Commencement beginning at 9 a.m.

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