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06:50 AM ET 04.23 | Former Portland and Seattle coach Nate McMillan may get his chance to come up from off the bench. [McMillan] has emerged as the front-runner to replace the fired Lawrence Frank and become the new head coach of the Detroit Pistons, according to sources familiar with Detroit's plans. The Pistons want to hire a proven head coach and are targeting McMillan, 48, who last coached the Blazers from 2005-06 until he was fired in the middle of the 2011-12 season. Previously, he coached the Sonics from 2000-01 until 2004-05. His overall record is 478-452, with his teams going 14-20 in the playoffs. McMillan has also been an assistant coach with Team USA under Mike Krzyzewski, when the U.S. won gold medals in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.

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April 23, 2013  07:33 AM ET

Pistons will be lucky if they hire this guy. So far he is one of the best coaches out there w/ good credentials. Maybe Nate should wait because they'll be more options this summer.

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April 23, 2013  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

...Maybe Nate should wait because they'll be more options this summer.

And - possibly better ones.

April 23, 2013  08:44 AM ET

you may come to the Raptors

April 23, 2013  08:46 AM ET
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Detroit needs to get rid of Dumars first...like years ago.

A long time ago. What is it with Detroit teams? The Lions kept Matt Millen for nine years. They were only 31-84 under the guy. Too long for too little.

April 23, 2013  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Pistons will be lucky if they hire this guy. So far he is one of the best coaches out there w/ good credentials. Maybe Nate should wait because they'll be more options this summer.

This

April 23, 2013  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Detroit needs to get rid of Dumars first...like years ago.

And this

April 23, 2013  08:53 AM ET
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And - possibly better ones.

Exactly, like the Clippers.

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April 23, 2013  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Exactly, like the Clippers.

^^^^^ This ^^^^^

April 23, 2013  09:18 AM ET

Come To LA, Bro.

April 23, 2013  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Come To LA, Bro.

Or... ^^^^^ THAT ^^^^^

April 23, 2013  09:43 AM ET

Why would good coaches even consider lousy jobs like Detroit or Cleveland. I have a feeling more jobs will open up when the playoffs are over so why not wait?

April 23, 2013  09:58 AM ET

Detroit should be an entry level position for college coaches or assistant coaches looking to land their first NBA gig.

April 23, 2013  10:18 AM ET

Who cares?

Oh yah me....

I would fit anywhere....

April 23, 2013  10:39 AM ET

I hope they can get him. He would do well in Detroit. Frank wasted the talent on that team with his bizarre coaching.

April 23, 2013  11:12 AM ET

Give the job to Ewing! (yes im still pulling for him :) )

April 23, 2013  11:13 AM ET
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Why would good coaches even consider lousy jobs like Detroit or Cleveland. I have a feeling more jobs will open up when the playoffs are over so why not wait?

Hey dont put Cleveland and Detroit in the same setence. Cleveland has better opportunities.

April 23, 2013  06:37 PM ET

The Pistons coaching job would be a lot better then the Bobcat's coaching job that just opened up.

 
April 23, 2013  10:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Pistons will be lucky if they hire this guy. So far he is one of the best coaches out there w/ good credentials. Maybe Nate should wait because they'll be more options this summer.

yep he should wait

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