Cavs Reach Out to Mark Jackson & Nate McMillan

The Cleveland Cavaliers have contacted former Golden State Warrior coach/current ESPN analyst Mark Jackson and Pacers Assistant Nate McMillan, for their vacant coaching position. According to Joe Kotoch of, the Cavs have made “back-channel inquiries” about Jackson, but the Cleveland job may not be enough to lure him away from the booth. McMillan, who coached...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: Two teams explore McMillan's candidacy as head coach

Two NBA teams with head coach openings have reached out to the representatives of Indiana Pacers assistant coach Nate McMillan, league sources informed at AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday night. Contact was made merely on an exploratory basis to gauge his level of interest, said a source who requested anonymity. Being that the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers, Cavaliers Interested In Nate McMillan

Nate McMillan has been contacted about vacant head coaching positions, according to Chris Haynes of The Cavaliers and Lakers, who both own lottery picks, are interested in meeting with McMillan. Mike D’Antoni originally hoped to hire McMillan as an assistant coach, but he chose the Indiana Pacers instead. Now, he... The post Lakers, Cavaliers Interested In Nate McMillan...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate McMillan is the latest name to be attached to the Cavs coaching search

The stones keep on turning. One month in and the Cleveland Cavaliers are ensuring that all of their resources are spent in hopes of not just finding a head coach, but the head coach. Alas, while Alvin Gentry and Tyronn Lue are staring at second interviews, the Wine and Gold have reportedly contacted Nate McMillan to gauge his interest on the job. The long-time Supersonics and Trailblazers...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Two teams explore Nate McMillan's candidacy as head coach

Two NBA teams with head coach openings have reached out to the representatives of Indiana Pacers assistant coach Nate McMillan, league sources informed at AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday night. Contact was made merely on an exploratory basis to gauge his level of interest, said a source who requested anonymity. Being that the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers fill out their coaching staff

The Indiana Pacers hired Popeye Jones as an assistant coach Wednesday. Adding the 43-year-old ex-NBA player gives the Pacers a full staff. Indiana lost Brian Shaw to Denver and Jim Boylen to San Antonio earlier this summer. Coach Frank Vogel hired former NBA head coach Nate McMillan to replace Shaw. Jones spent the past three seasons with the Nets, the first year in player development...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

McMillan Meets With Vogel To Discuss Pacers' Opening

Frank Vogel met with Nate McMillan on Monday about joining his coaching staff with the Indiana Pacers to replace Brian Shaw. McMillan was fired as head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers during the 11-12 season. Kevin Pritchard is familiar with McMillan from their time together with the Blazers.
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Five best coaches in Portland Trail Blazers history

PDX Moments In Time The Portland Trail Blazers are a proud organization. The fans, as well as the franchise itself, takes pride in its accomplishments, and while the players on the floor typically earn the credit, the coaches on the sidelines have been a major focus throughout the years. Currently, Terry Stotts is running the show in Rip City. His long-term future has yet to be decided...
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

LAT: Clippers have interest in Hollins, McMillan

As the Clippers continue their search for a new coach, they remain interested in Lionel Hollins and Nate McMillan, said an NBA executive who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Hollins, the former coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, was scheduled to meet with the Clippers front office later Thursday and on Friday to present his case on why he should replace Vinny Del...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

LAT: Clippers reschedule interviews with coaching candidates

The Clippers rescheduled some interviews in their coaching search, said several NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Former Memphis Grizzlies Coach Lionel Hollins was scheduled to interview with the Clippers front office Wednesday, but Hollins was attending an NBA competition committee meeting in San Antonio today, the executives said. So the...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Blazers coach McMillan talks about Felton and his weight

A Big Distraction Raymond Felton isn’t exactly that sleek player that he used to be. Once a dominant player at the collegiate level who led the North Carolina Tar Heels to a National Championship in 2005, Felton has packed on a few extra pounds since coming to the NBA. Drafted in 2005 by the Charlotte Bobcats with the 5th pick in the NBA Draft, he actually performed admirably during...
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May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Nate McMillan, Atlanta Hawks Discuss Head Coaching Job

I think it’s safe to say that Larry Drew and Atlanta Hawks’ general manager Danny Ferry have an “open” professional relationship these days. Drew is under contract through June, but Ferry has given him permission to talk to other teams while Ferry decides whether or not to extend Drew or bring in a coach of his own choosing (Drew was hired before Ferry took over as Hawks’...
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May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate McMillan Interviews With Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks interviewed Nate McMillan for their head coaching job on Wednesday, according to sources. Larry Drew remains under contract until June 30 and a final decision on whether he will be offered a new deal has yet to be determined. Drew, however, is highly unlikely to return. McMillan already has interviewed this offseason with the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons...
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May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate McMillan: Raymond Felton was too fat with Blazers

Former Portland Trailblazers coach Nate McMillan believes in Raymond Felton’s talent, but he thinks the point guard was just too overweight during his disappointing stint in Portland last season. Felton was traded from the New York Knicks to the Denver Nuggets in Feb. 2011 as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade. He was dealt to Portland in a 3-team trade after the season, and he...
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May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Jackson to serve as Pistons consultant

The Detroit Pistons have hired Phil Jackson in an advisory role with the organization and he will assist the team in finding its next head coach.

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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Mike D’Antoni Wants Nate McMillan or Alvin Gentry on Staff

According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni plans to add some popular names to his coaching staff to help fix the team’s woes on the defensive end of the floor.  With the Lakers in full-on evaluation mode after getting swept in the first round by the Spurs, coach Mike D’Antoni is actively exploring his long-standing desire to add a defensive...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

D'Antoni To Hire Defensive Assistant

Mike D'Antoni is considering adding a defensive assistant to his staff with the Los Angeles Lakers in the offseason. D'Antoni's first choice is believed to be Nate McMillan. The two coaches worked together as assistants with Team USA. McMillan, however, is expected to land a head coaching job. Alvin Gentry could fill the role, according to sources.
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Rumors: Nate McMillan, Lindsey Hunter Interview; Search to Cast a Wider Net?

Brian Shaw (left) coached for years under Phil Jackson in addition to playing in the NBA, thus leading to his possible emergence as a candidate to coach the Detroit Pistons. (Raps Fan, Flickr) The Detroit Pistons search for a new head coach has started to become action based and not simply centered around talk or innuendo during the first two days of this week. Monday and Tuesday...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate McMillan To Interview With Pistons Tuesday

Nate McMillan will interview for the Detroit Pistons' head coach opening on Tuesday, according to NBA coaching sources. The Pistons also plan to interview Lindsey Hunter this week. Kelvin Sampson is a candidate for the Pistons' vacancy as well, and he is projected to be in the mix for the Milwaukee Bucks' job. The Pistons fired Lawrence Frank after the regular season ended.
Via RealGM
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Rumors: Nate McMillan the Early ‘Front Runner’ for Pistons’ Head Coaching Job?

A week ago, Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News broke the story about changes coming to the Detroit Pistons. In short order, Lawrence Frank ended up losing his job. Now, a few ideas are starting to emerge about who might replace him. According to Lawrence and his sources familiar with Detroit’s planning, Nate McMillan has emerged as the primary front runner for the position...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Nate McMillan Emerges As Front-Runner To Coach Pistons

The Pistons want a proven coach and have targeted Nate McMillan, according to sources.
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate McMillan Should Be Coaching the Wizards

Jacob Eisenberg explains why Nate McMillan is the perfect candidate to rescue the Washington Wizards from their hapless start… Despite the Washington Wizards’ early season struggles, the team’s players have been loyal to their coach. Rookie Bradley Beal went on … Continue reading »
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum – A Star On The Rise

An untethered Nicolas Batum, as opponents are learning, is dangerous.  During 4 seasons playing for former Portland Trail Blazers Coach Nate McMillan, Batum made steady progress.  Joining the Blazers as a 19-year-old, Batum increased his scoring from 5.4 ppg his rookie season to 13.9 ppg during the 2011-2012 season.  As Batum’s game matured, Nate McMillan’s utilization of...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers interested in McMillan

Two days ago, Nate McMillan was a candidate for the suddenly open Lakers head coaching job. Mike D'Antoni may have received the gig, but that isn't stopping the team from going after McMillan.

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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers Interested in Mike Dunleavy, Mike D’Antoni, Nate McMillan if Phil Jackson Rejects Head Coaching Offer

The Lakers have officially met with Phil Jackson, and he walked away without the head coaching position with Los Angeles. The Lakers haven’t made Jackson an official offer, but it’s been made clear the job is his if he wants it according to Mike Bresnahan from the Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles is making plans if Jackson rejects their offer. Mike Dunleavy, Mike D’Antoni and...
November 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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