On returning to Oakland, Warriors coach Don Nelson addressed the matter of the player who effectively ended his first tenure in charge. From the San Jose Mercury News’ Dave Newhouse.

Q: Chris Webber left the Warriors, and they’ve yet to recover. Looking back, could you have handled that situation differently?

A : Not after I got him here. If I had known more about the person, I wouldn’t have taken him. The guy who was going to do all the positive things turned out to be a negative situation. He was young and unwilling to do much of anything, and has had many problems since. I don’t think anyone would have succeeded with Chris early in his career.