Nate McMillan Could Land With Hawks

Former Pacers coach Nate McMillan is a candidate to join the Hawks as an assistant under Lloyd Pierce, Marc Stein of the New York Times tweets.

McMillan will apparently have options on where he wants to coach next season. He’s also a candidate to join the Rockets as an assistant to new head coach Stephen Silas.

McMillan, 56, initially planned to take a season off after the Pacers dismissed him as their head coach following the season. McMillan had a 183-136 (.574) record over the last four seasons in Indiana.

President of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard said the Indiana’s players and staff at times looked “defeated” while getting swept by the Heat in the playoffs, leading to McMillan’s firing. McMillan had one year left on his contract.

McMillan was also the head coach of the SuperSonics (2000-05) and Trail Blazers (2005-12). He was an assistant in Indiana from 2013-16 until he was hired as its head coach after Frank Vogel was fired.

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