At least Nellie supplanted another monument of mediocrity to break the wins "record" set by the previous monument of mediocrity, Lenny Wilkins,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenny_Wilkens, and not a good coach who actually won championships.The NBA wins record has more to do with good genetics/long life span than it does with coaching ability. Seriously, who would put either of these putzes in the top 10 of guys they'd want to coach their team. I'd take Gino Auriemma before I'd take either of them.
His best chance was with the Milwaukee Bucks w/ Sidney Moncrief, Bob Lanier, Marcus Johnson, Junior Bridgeman, Brian Winters...etc. He should've won several with that team. But then again, The NBA IS the WWE of professional sports, the most fixed sport of them all. Star players, star treatment. I can't even watch anymore, just let me know when Kobe gets his next ring. The current Lakers roster couldn't carry the jockstraps of the early '80s Bucks teams.
But Nellie did bring in the fashionable "Fish Tie" by designer Ralph Marlin. just sayin'.