MIAMI – Two NBA teams with head coach openings have reached out to the representatives of Indiana Pacers assistant coach Nate McMillan, league sources informed CSNNW.com 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 are the only two teams currently without a head coach, I think it’s safe to speculate that they inquired about McMillan.
As of now, McMillan, 49, has not been brought in for an interview nor is there one scheduled, sources said. Though, that can change any day.
As a head coach, McMillan has a successful overall record of 478-452 in his two stops that include the Seattle Supersonics and the Portland Tail Blazers. He has made it clear in the past that he would very much like to be a head coach in this league again, but reiterates that it must be the right fit and culture.
Last season was his first year with the Pacers.