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Hawks Add Former Pacers Coach McMillan To Pierce’s Staff

ATLANTA: Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce added former Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan to his employees on Wednesday as an assistant.

McMillan has a 661-588 report in 16 seasons as an NBA coach, together with with Seattle (2000-05) and Portland (2005-12). He was the Pacers’ coach from 2016 by way of 2020.

McMillan was fired by Indiana on Aug. 26. His report in 4 seasons with the Pacers was 183-136. It was the fourth-highest victory complete in franchise historical past, however that success was marred by a 3-16 report within the postseason.

The Pacers employed former Toronto assistant Nate Bjorkgren to switch McMillan. They completed 45-28 final season and have been swept by Miami within the first spherical of the playoffs.

Pierce mentioned his in depth conversations with McMillan centered on the worth, experience and expertise he would add as we glance to progress subsequent season.

“This is a novel alternative that can profit me, our teaching employees and our total roster, Pierce mentioned in a press release.

In his 16 years as a profitable NBA head coach, his groups have emulated his taking part in model and persona. Theyve at all times been disciplined, aggressive, performed collectively and gained at a excessive stage. I’ve nice respect for Nate as a person and as a coach, and I really feel lucky to welcome him to our employees and to the Hawks.

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