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Nate McMillan | Guard

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (51) / 8/3/1964
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 200
College: North Carolina State

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Pacers assistant Nate McMillan has reportedly been contacted by the Lakers and Cavaliers about their vacant head coaching positions.
The report by states that "two NBA teams with head coach openings" reached out to McMillan, and the only teams without a head coach are the Lakers and Cavs. The 49-year-old McMillan has head coaching experience with the Supersonics and Trail Blazers, and it wouldn't be shocking to see him take the reins of a franchise in the near future, but in spite of teams' apparent interest he doesn't have any interviews scheduled. Wed, Jun 11, 2014 09:53:00 AM

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Nate McMillan is finalizing a deal to become the lead assistant on Frank Vogel's coaching staff, league sources tell Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

McMillian interviewed with several teams with head coaching vacancies this summer but eventually came up empty. He'll take the place of Brian Shaw, who was hired as head coach of the Nuggets, with the hopes of landing a head coaching gig next summer.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 12:32:00 PM

Nate McMillan met with Pacers coach Frank Vogel about joining Indiana's coaching staff.

"We’re going to look at a lot of different types of assistant coaches, but certainly I think it’s important to have a former player or two on your bench to share some of the experiences that our guys are going through," Vogel said. McMillan will get some consideration for the assistant job, but he's not a frontrunner at the moment.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 09:19:00 AM

The Clippers are trying to set up an interview with Nate McMillan next week, according to the Los Angeles Times.

McMillan was supposed to meet with the Clippers last week but the meeting was cancelled. The Times reported at the time that McMillan might no longer be under consideration, but it appears the Clips might be moving on from their fascination with Doc Rivers to more realistic options. Brian Shaw, Byron Scott and Lionel Hollins have already impressed the team in interviews, according to the Times.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 10:05:00 AM

Nate McMillan's interview with the Clippers has been canceled and he might no longer be under consideration for their head coach job, according to the Los Angeles Times.

An executive told the Times the team's interest in McMillan was lukewarm to begin with, so it makes sense for them to move on. The Nuggets are reportedly interested in McMillan, who is an assistant for the Thunder. The former Blazers coach was also one of two finalists for the Pistons job, which eventually went to Maurice Cheeks.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 05:31:00 PM

The Nuggets are interested in Nate McMillan and Alvin Gentry to fill their coaching vacancy, according to Yahoo! Sports.

The Nuggets will also be looking at Lionel Hollins and Brian Shaw, but they might not be able to present a case like the Nets and Clippers can. On the other hand, the Nuggets do have some young talent and earned the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs. McMillan spent some time as an assistant for Team USA after his stint in Portland while Alvin Gentry was basically dealt a bad hand in Phoenix earlier this season.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 07:19:00 PM

The Pistons will make either Nate McMillan or Maurice Cheeks their new head coach, sources told the Detroit News.

The two were reported as finalists a while back, so this is a confirmation of what we already know. It's possible the Pistons could make their hire as soon as this week, but we've been hearing that for a while. It doesn't sound like Phil Jackson's "advisory role" in the coaching search played a huge part in locating the final candidates.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 09:09:00 AM

The Clippers are "high" on Nate McMillan, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

We're taking this with a grain of salt, but it appears McMillan's name is being linked to almost every head coach opening in the league. It's becoming increasingly apparent that he'll have a job somewhere next season, and he's been called the frontrunner in Detroit a couple of times.
Source: ESPN
Fri, May 24, 2013 08:45:00 AM

Nate McMillan said he won't return as an assistant on Mike Krzyzewski's Team USA staff.

Coach K officially returned as head coach Thursday but will apparently have a brand new staff after both McMillan and Mike D'Antoni declined to return as assistants. D'Antoni's issue is related to family concerns while McMillan said he wants to give another coach the opportunity. McMillan is also up for a number of head coaching jobs this summer and likely will want to devote as much time to that as possible in the next couple years. Coach K should have no problem filling out his staff.
Thu, May 23, 2013 03:59:00 PM

Nate McMillan is a candidate for the Clippers head coach vacancy, according to the Los Angeles Times.

McMillan is "one of about five candidates" the Clippers are "seriously considering," but it's not clear who the other four names are in this circle or how serious McMillan is being considered. McMillan is also known to be a candidate for the Pistons, Hawks and Bucks as well.
Wed, May 22, 2013 12:35:00 PM

The Hawks interviewed Nate McMillan for their head coaching job on Wednesday, despite the fact current coach Larry Drew is under contract until June 30, and has not been let go.

It sounds like Drew is not likely to return as the coach of the Hawks, but it also appears that Danny Ferry and the Hawks want to keep him available as an option in case a better candidate isn't found. As usual, the Hawks seem to listen to their own drummer when it comes to organizational issues. Ferry is also said to be interested in Stan Van Gundy, but it doesn't appear likely that he'll coach next year, while the Bucks and Pistons are also interested in McMillan.
Wed, May 15, 2013 09:08:00 PM

Nate McMillan has already had his interview with the Bucks for their head coaching vacancy, according to CBS Sports.

We know that the Pistons are interested in McMillan and have already met with him at least a couple of times, but Milwaukee is another club on McMillan's trail. It's looking more and more likely McMillan will become a head coach again before next season, but we're not sure where just yet.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, May 10, 2013 08:13:00 AM

Nate McMillan is a "leading candidate" for the Pistons' vacant head coaching job, and he's also scheduled to interview with the Bucks.

McMillan, who was fired by the Blazers in 2012, has an NBA coaching record of 478-452. Interestingly, Phil Jackson has agreed to advise Pistons president Joe Dumars in the search for a new head coach.
Mon, May 6, 2013 03:47:00 PM

The Bucks will interview Nate McMillan and Kelvin Sampson for their head coaching vacancy, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Bucks should exhaust every possible option to fill their head coaching position, and it looks like they'll do exactly that. Both McMillan and Sampson are being courted by several teams and each will likely interview multiple times before making any kind of final decision.
Mon, May 6, 2013 09:55:00 AM

Mike D'Antoni still wants to add a defensive-minded coach to his staff, and Nate McMillan is reportedly his first choice.

We heard previously that D'Antoni was interested in McMillan, but nothing ever came of it. Now, D'Antoni is apparently still intrigued by that possibility, but McMillan is being courted heavily for the Pistons head coaching vacancy and is also on Milwaukee's radar. There is a growing belief that D'Antoni "will get the green light" to hire Alvin Gentry in Lakerland.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, May 2, 2013 08:45:00 AM

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