A financially troubled Shawano County, Wis., farmer will get Milwaukee Bucks Coach Don Nelson's share of his team's NBA playoff money.
The coach said Bucks owner Herbert H. Kohl and former owner James F. Fitzgerald also would contribute to help Clarence Willcome save his farm. At least $50,000 is needed to save Willcome's cattle and repay loans, according to Nelson.
The Bucks get $140,000 for advancing to the conference championship, according to an NBA playoff handbook. Nelson's share is 8.3 percent, which would be $11,666.
Willcome acknowledged having spoken to Nelson's accountant Monday. The farmer said he had written Nelson for advice on his fear of foreclosure. The coach, a college star at Iowa before playing for the Boston Celtics, said he grew up on a farm and could empathize . . .
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