Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel isn’t wasting much time in his search to fill a recently-vacated assistant coaching slot. Vogel met with former Sonics and TrailBlazers head coach Nate McMillan on Monday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse regarding the position, a source told The Star. The two also went to dinner that night at Mo’s Steakhouse Downtown. The spot officially opened up Monday evening when associate head coach Brian Shaw accepted the Denver Nuggets head coaching position. McMillan, a 12-year NBA veteran as a player, went 478-452 in 12 years as a head coach in Seattle and Portland with five playoff appearances. He was also an assistant under Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski for the United States national team that won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic games. McMillan has a solid history with Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard, who hired him away from Seattle to coach the Blazers in 2005. Under the expectation that losing Shaw was a distinct possibility this offseason, Vogel often stressed the importance of keeping a former player on his coaching staff.
Pacers coach Vogel meets with Nate McMillan about assistant vacancy
Indianapolis Star | Jun 26