There are still two very high-profile teams without a head coach.
Neither the Cleveland Cavaliers, who own the number one overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft or perhaps the most high-profile team in basketball, the Los Angeles Lakers, have hired a head coach yet.
Both teams have had interest in several coaches, including several re-treads and both squads have been loosely connected to former Golden State Warriors’ head coach Mark Jackson.
Now, the two teams are each connected to another re-tread head coach, former Seattle Supersonics and Portland Trail Blazers’ head coach Nate McMillan, according to Chris Haynes of Comcast Sports Net Northwest.
Two NBA teams with head coach openings have reached out to the representatives of Indiana Pacers assistant coach Nate McMillan, league sources informed CSNNW.com at AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday night.
Contact was made merely on an exploratory basis to gauge his level of interest, said a source who requested anonymity. Being that the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers are the only two teams currently without a head coach, I think it’s safe to speculate that they inquired about McMillan.
As of now, McMillan, 49, has not been brought in for an interview nor is there one scheduled, sources said. Though, that can change any day.
Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio confirmed the report.
Cavs and Lakers have contacted Pacers assistant Nate McMillan, say multiple sources. McMillan has coached Sonics and Blazers.
— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) June 11, 2014
After playing for the Sonics from 1986-1998, he was their coach from 2000-2005. He then coached the Blazers from 2005-2012. He has a career regular season record of 478-452 and a postseason record of 14-20.
McMillan is currently an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers.