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NBA legend Nelson gets degree from Iowa 50 years after leaving


Don Nelson (file photo)

NBA Hall of Fame basketball coach/player Don Nelson, now 72 years old, returned to the University of Iowa to receive his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, 50 years after leaving the Iowa City school for the NBA.

The Muskegon, Michigan native as a 6’6, 210-pound forward, played at Iowa from 1959-1962, and was drafted into the NBA in the 1962 draft by the Chicago Zephyrs, Round 3, 17th overall.

Nelson also played in the NBA for the Lakers, Milwaukee, Boston, Golden State twice, the Knicks and Dallas.

He was an NBA champion five times, NBA coach of the year three times, had his #19 jersey retired by the Boston Celtics.

Nelson scored 10,898 points in his career, with 5,192 rebounds and 1,526 assists.


Info compiled from Iowa, the NBA, Radio & TV news

Dayton Dragons place Poulk on DL; Muller promoted from Billings


Kurtis Muller (courtesy of Dayton Dragons)

The Dayton Dragons roster keeps changing, but the team keeps winning games.

Outfielder Drew Poulk has been placed on the disabled list and he has been replaced by another outfielder, Kurtis Muller who has been promoted from Billings.

The Dragons roster remains at the Midwest League limit of 25.

Poulk had been bothered by a hand injury and was a late scratch from the lineup on Saturday night, although he entered the game and delivered a base hit on the final play with Billy Hamilton scoring the winning run on an error on the play.

Poulk has played in 19 games for Dayton this season, hitting .274 with one homer and 10 RBI’s.

Muller was in the Dragons opening night starting lineup to start the season but has been with Billings since the Pioneer League season started in June. With the Mustangs, Muller batted .242 with two homers and 18 RBI’s. He ranks second in the Pioneer League with 24 stolen bases and tied for fourth in the league in runs scored.

In nine games in the month of August, Muller was hitting.313. In 10 games this season with Dayton, he hit .167. Muller is from the University of Iowa.


Info courtesy of the Dayton Dragons

Stone out as Wisconsin women’s coach

Lisa Stone (courtesy of Wisconsin athletics)

Lisa Stone, who was never a popular choice around the state of Wisconsin since she was named women’s head basketball coach, has been fired.

In eight years at the Madison, Wisconsin school, Stone had a 128-119 record.

This season, she was 16-15.

She was the head coach at Cornell College, Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Drake before arriving at Wisconsin.

She played her college basketball at the University of Iowa under C. Vivian Stringer from 1980 to 1984.

compiled from staff & Wisconsin athletics news