Safe to say coach Don Nelson’s confession before Wednesday’s game didn’t sit well with guard Jamal Crawford’s agent, Aaron Goodwin.
In the process of acknowledging he issued an ultimatum to Crawford, Nelson blamed Crawford “or his friends” for leaking their conversation.
Goodwin: “Jamal’s friends aren’t talking to the media,” said Aaron Goodwin, Crawford’s agent. “They aren’t talking to the other teams who call me to talk about it.”
Goodwin expressed frustration about Nelson talking publicly about the matter. He said Nelson was told to hush by Warriors’ management after it initially came out.
Goodwin: “The problem is Nellie is not listening. It all falls under ‘Nellie being Nellie.’ But if Nellie’s running the show, history shows it’s going to continue to get worse.”
Crawford declined to comment. I asked him if Nellie was right in saying you or your friends leaked it. I asked him if he was upset that Nellie talked about it again. I asked him if this at all impacts his decision to opt out or not. All I could get out of him was “I’m just here to play ball.”
I will give Goodwin created. He ain’t scared. While most NBA insiders hide under the veil of anonymity, he’s calling Nellie out by name and putting his name on it. I wish they all did that.