Nate McMillan Rumors
He will be the seventh African American head coach hired out of eight openings this offseason in the NBA. New Orleans is finalizing an agreement with Suns assistant Willie Green, and Portland (Chauncey Billups), Atlanta (Nate McMillan), Orlando (Jamahl Mosely), Boston (Ime Udoka) and Dallas (Jason Kidd) hired African American coaches. Four of them — including Unseld Jr., Mosely, Billups and Green — are assistants getting first-time opportunities as head coaches.
Kevin Chouinard: McMillan said that injuries were, in a way, ‘a blessing’ because he had minutes for guys. Responding to a separate question, he said they needed Kevin Huerter to guard opponent’s best scorers because of injury. Surely, he’s pleased with how Huerter grew in that area.