Will Don Nelson Be Around Much Longer for the Golden State Warriors?

Steven ResnickSenior Writer INovember 14, 2009

PHOENIX - OCTOBER 30:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors talks with head coach Don Nelson during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on October 30, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Warriors 123-101.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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With the Golden State Warriors' pathetic effort against the Milwaukee Bucks and the upcoming schedule not getting any easier for the Warriors there's one question on Warriors' fans minds. That question is will Don Nelson be around to witness a major losing streak?

I have a feeling even Robert Rowell will finally get in gear and realize his mistake of giving Nelson a contract extension. Let's face it; General Manager Larry Riley doesn't have the courage or the power to fire Nelson because he's a pawn.

Besides that, I love the fact that Nelson is the one that instructed that Jamal Crawford opt out of his contract at the end of last season even though Nelson is not the General Manager. Another thing that Nelson does is when referring to the Stephen Jackson situation he talks about how there are talks and if they get a good enough deal it will happen.

Nelson says it as if he's the General Manager and it's really not Nelson's fault. It's Rowell's fault he is the one that took Riley from assistant coach to General Manager after disagreeing with Chris Mullin over the punishment last year to Monta Ellis.

But, as I mentioned earlier, the Warriors are going to be looking at a long losing streak and it will definitely get a few Warriors players upset. With the Warriors losing, their record fell to 3-6.

The next games for the Warriors are against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Portland Trailblazers, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City, and New Jersey Nets.

At this point the Warriors look like they are on the road to a 12 game losing streak. The team to end the streak are the much worse Nets. Other then that there's not very many games that look like the Warriors would be able to steal a victory from.

If that happens that means the Warriors record goes from 3-6 to 3-17. Again the question I posed before will Nelson be around for it? The answer is no likely because I don't see him having the patience to withstand such a bad stretch.

Most of the Warriors problems can be traced back to Nelson in the first place. It wouldn't surprise me in the bit that Rowell finally has enough of Nelson and fires him.