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Nate McMillan: Coach of the Month 

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Post#2 » by D21 » Thu Apr 1, 2021 9:55 pm

Great job Nate, but he has to take care of players, don't play them to soon as it was not good with Hunter. Better have a 100% healthy roster in two two weeks than having a full roster next week with some players being 30% injured
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Post#3 » by tbhawksfan1 » Fri Apr 2, 2021 10:41 am

Congrats to Nate. He looks like he is going to keep his job long-term
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Re: Nate McMillan: Coach of the Month 

Post#4 » by Jamaaliver » Mon Apr 5, 2021 2:30 am

tbhawksfan1 wrote:Congrats to Nate. He looks like he is going to keep his job long-term



I have to ask...is that a good thing? :dontknow:

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Post#5 » by tbhawksfan1 » Mon Apr 5, 2021 6:46 am

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tbhawksfan1 wrote:Congrats to Nate. He looks like he is going to keep his job long-term



I have to ask...is that a good thing? :dontknow:

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A little strange that you ask if it would be a good thing and then your two twitter posts.... :lol:

It certainly looks like a good thing to me. Nate has tranformed this team and as your tweeters suggest, this isn't his first success.
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Re: Nate McMillan: Coach of the Month 

Post#6 » by Jamaaliver » Tue Apr 6, 2021 2:15 am

tbhawksfan1 wrote:
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tbhawksfan1 wrote:Congrats to Nate. He looks like he is going to keep his job long-term



I have to ask...is that a good thing? :dontknow:


A little strange that you ask if it would be a good thing and then your two twitter posts.... :lol:

It certainly looks like a good thing to me. Nate has tranformed this team and as your tweeters suggest, this isn't his first success.



I like Nate as a coach. The players have obviously responded well to him, and I wouldn't hate if he took the job FT. But I don't believe he gets us to championship contention. I don't believe that Trae becomes an All-NBA/MVP caliber superstar under his tutelage.

The enemy of good is great; and I want a great team. Just making the playoffs is no longer enough.

(There's a reason Nate McMillan was fired last summer and not offered another HC position immediately like Doc Rivers.)
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Post#7 » by HMFFL » Tue Apr 6, 2021 3:10 am

Congrats to Coach Nate. What a job he's done!

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Re: Nate McMillan: Coach of the Month 

Post#8 » by tbhawksfan1 » Tue Apr 6, 2021 7:31 am

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tbhawksfan1 wrote:
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I have to ask...is that a good thing? :dontknow:


A little strange that you ask if it would be a good thing and then your two twitter posts.... :lol:

It certainly looks like a good thing to me. Nate has tranformed this team and as your tweeters suggest, this isn't his first success.



I like Nate as a coach. The players have obviously responded well to him, and I wouldn't hate if he took the job FT. But I don't believe he gets us to championship contention. I don't believe that Trae becomes an All-NBA/MVP caliber superstar under his tutelage.

The enemy of good is great; and I want a great team. Just making the playoffs is no longer enough.

(There's a reason Nate McMillan was fired last summer and not offered another HC position immediately like Doc Rivers.)


I kind of agree with you in that Nate might be more "very good" than "great". Problem is, how many great coaches are there and what are the chances we can get one?

I also think that Nate might be getting a bit of a raw deal on his past accomplishments. His teams always seemed to over-achieve...until the playoffs, where they seemed to under-achieve. Did those teams really have the talent to compete at that level though?

Sometimes I think that it's impossible to become a "great" coach without having a talent stacked team that goes very far in the playoffs. That it takes at least a very good coach and great talent to do that.

As I said, I don't think that there are many great coaches out there and I think that Nate is very good. It also seems clear that the players are very happy with him.

Maybe the best move is for the GM and players to make Nate great
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Re: Nate McMillan: Coach of the Month 

Post#9 » by Jamaaliver » Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:48 am

Nate might have an argument for some Coach of the Year votes.

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