Quad Cities Icons: Don Nelson from Rock Island, IL – Legendary NBA Basketball Coach
The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August.
Don Nelson is a former NBA basketball player and coach. During his time as a Boston Celtic he won five championships. If that wasn’t enough he went on to become one of the top ten coaches in NBA history.