HoopsHype Nate McMillan rumors

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But there is a belief around the league that McMillan will wait to see what happens with the Sacramento-Seattle drama. If the league approves the relocation to the Pacific Northwest, it would be a natural public relations coup for the ownership group to bring back a former Sonic to lead from the bench. The New York Daily News, citing unnamed sources, said McMillan is the top candidate for the Detroit job. And after the Free Press reported this week the Pistons would be interested in former Piston Lindsey Hunter, 97.1-FM’s Matt Dery reported Wednesday evening that Hunter, the Suns coach, has asked for permission to interview with the Pistons. Detroit Free Press

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A source close to former Miami and Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy said Van Gundy has no interest in coaching any of the three current openings in the NBA: in Philadelphia, Detroit or Cleveland. Ex-Portland and Seattle coach Nate McMillan might have some interest in the Cavs' job, but if the Sacramento Kings move to Seattle, he'd be earmarked for that position. Former Milwaukee coach Scott Skiles is available. He's hard-nosed and a defensive coach, but he is known to wear down everyone around him with his relentless style. News-Herald

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Nate McMillan is the early speculative favorite on the list of coaches Dumars might consider. Like a prime Tiger Woods in a golf tournament, size of field could be the former Seattle and Portland coach's biggest obstacle. The Van Gundy brothers also might hold some intrigue. Among those who have not been NBA head coaches, Brian Shaw, a perennial bridesmaid for head-coaching jobs, and Kelvin Sampson also might fit the profile of coaches Dumars might consider. Booth Newspapers

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Nate McMillan on why he’s not coaching in the NBA this year: “Well, I’m looking forward to getting back into the league. Right now I’m just taking some time off and going around watching a lot of basketball. The last few months I’ve basically just been going around to practices and watching some of these coaches — NBA, high school, college coaches — and seeing what they’re doing. I want to stay close to the game so that when that opportunity comes again, if there’s something out here to pick up, I want to have it in my pocket.” Sports Radio Interviews

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At that point, the list of candidates would be significantly longer and could include assistant coaches currently under contract with other teams. But as Prokhorov arrived in New York Friday to address the coaching situation personally, the list of significant candidates that Nets GM Billy King was expected to put on the table consisted essentially of Jackson, former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy, former Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan and former Clippers, Blazers, Bucks and Lakers coach Mike Dunleavy, a person familiar with the Nets' plan said. CBSSports.com

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Chris Mannix: Also hearing that Nate McMillan is not on Nets radar right now. Might be tough for the Nets to land a big name this late in the season Twitter @ChrisMannixSI

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A few more tidbits following an early Tuesday morning interview with Mike D’Antoni, the Lakers’ new head coach: He says his brother, Dan, will be joining the Lakers’ coaching staff but the rest of the staff should remain intact. He hasn’t talked to defensive-minded coach Nate McMillan, but he says he intends to this summer, although he wouldn’t be surprised if McMillan is head coach by that time elsewhere. In D’Antoni’s first start as an NBA player for the Kansas City-Omaha Kings his assignment was to cover Jerry West. “I was the biggest Lakers’ fan because of him,’’ says D’Antoni, who grew up in Mullens, W.Va. Los Angeles Times

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