Latest Nate McMillan News

Lloyd Pierce replacing Nate McMillan on USA coaching staff

Apr. 22, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce has been added as an assistant coach for USA Basketball this summer, when the Americans will compete in the FIBA World Cup in China and try to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Pierce is replacing Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan, who withdrew because of scheduling conflicts....

Pacers face offseason questions after another 1st round exit

Apr. 22, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — General manager Kevin Pritchard convinced himself the Indiana Pacers could contend for an Eastern Conference title by basically keeping the core rotation intact. Victor Oladipo's season-ending knee injury changed the whole equation. While the Pacers continued playing hard and won more...

Celtics face tough road after sweeping Pacers

Apr. 22, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Boston Celtics proved they could be every bit as physical as the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the playoffs. They may need to be even tougher for the rest of the postseason. After delivering the knockout blow to the Pacers with a first-round sweep, the Celtics quickly turned...

Celtics complete rare sweep by beating Pacers 110-106

Apr. 21, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gordon Hayward and Marcus Morris took care of some housecleaning Sunday. They dusted off their 3-point shooting touch in time to help the Boston Celtics complete a clean sweep. Hayward scored 20 points, Morris added 18 and the duo combined for five 3s over the final 5½ minutes to...

Celtics beat Pacers 104-96 to take 3-0 series lead

Apr. 20, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Boston Celtics keep following the same game plan. Three games into their first-round playoff series, it's still working. Another dominant second-half defensive performance Friday night helped the Celtics retake control of the game and another late scoring run helped them pull away...

Pacers' resiliency faces tough test with 2-0 deficit

Apr. 18, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thaddeus Young and Bojan Bogdanovic ignored those who doubted the Indiana Pacers last season. They're even more determined to prove them wrong in the playoffs. The veterans who helped the Pacers exceed expectations after losing Paul George in a trade and kept them together following...

Irving, Morris lead Celtics' rally past Pacers in Game 1

Apr. 14, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics have been at their best this season when they are forcing turnovers, spacing the floor and knocking down outside shots. They found out in their Game 1 win over the Pacers that they are equipped to win an ugly, physical game as well. Irving and Marcus Morris each scored 20 points,...

Budenholzer voted by NBA's coaches as best this season

Apr. 13, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer has won this season's coach of the year award, presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association. Budenholzer led the Bucks to a league-best 60-22 record this season, leading Milwaukee to its best season in nearly 40 years. Milwaukee was the only team in...

Pacers, Celtics enter playoff matchup looking for redemption

Apr. 13, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics and Pacers aren't interested in talking about the past as they prepare to tip off their first-round playoff matchup. Indiana doesn't want to dwell on injuries, like the season-ending right knee injury Pacers guard Victor Oladipo suffered in January. Likewise, the Celtics aren't...

Sumner's 3 last-second free throws lift Pacers past Hawks

Apr. 11, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Indiana Pacers' final playoff warmup generated a rare triple dose of good news — rest for the starters, valuable experience for the backups and a win for all. Edmond Sumner sank three free throws with three-tenths of a second remaining, lifting the playoff-bound Pacers over the...