Golden State Warriors coach Don Nelson has left the team for a family emergency and will miss Tuesday night’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Ontario.
Nelson is with his wife, Joy, in Southern California after her 54-year-old brother, Mark Van Kampen, was injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday and had to have one of his legs amputated, the team said Monday.
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Nelson is expected to rejoin the team Wednesday. The Warriors play their final preseason game at home Thursday against New Orleans, then open the season at Oracle Arena against the Houston Rockets on Oct. 28.