Comcast SportsNet first reported the story. Nellie will get the $6 million left on his contract, but new owner Joe Lacob apparently wants a fresh start. Nelson is the all-time winningest coach in NBA history, but he's had friction with many players in recent years.
I was told Andris Biedrins will probably be so happy and he might rent a blimp with "Aloha Nellie" on it.
Smart is expected to get a one year deal to show what he can do and it's also believed general manager Larry Riley will stay on.
Training camp begins Tuesday.