Nate McMillan Possibly Lakers Assistant Coach?
The Los Angeles Lakers’ new head coach Mike D’Antoni is expected to contact Nate McMillan about potentially becoming his defensive assistant coach, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com.
Adding the defensive-minded McMillan to the Lakers’ staff could potentially shore up some of the concerns about D’Antoni’s shortcomings as a defensive coach. Known primarily for their tempo-pushing Seven Seconds or Less offense and masterful execution of the pick and roll, D’Antoni’s squads have been criticized for their struggles defensively. McMillan and D’Antoni both served as assistant coaches on the 2008 U.S. national team.