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Pacers add former Sonic Nate McMillan to coaching staff

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Pacers add former Sonic Nate McMillan to coaching staff

Indianapolis,  IN  (Sports Network) – The Indiana Pacers have made an addition  to  their  coaching staff, naming Nate  McMillan as an associate head coach to  Frank Vogel.    McMillan  fills  the void left  by Brian Shaw, who  left for the head coaching  position with the Denver Nuggets after spending two seasons with the club.

Vogel  will get  a valuable resource in  McMillan, who brings 12 years of head  coaching experience, as well as 12 years of NBA playing experience.    “We  are extremely thrilled  to have Nate join our staff,” said Vogel. “To get  someone with his experience as a player and a coach will be extremely valuable  to our players, to our staff and to our franchise.”

McMillan  spent his  entire playing  career with  the Seattle  SuperSonics and  became  their coach  in 2000. He spent  five years with the club before taking  the head coaching position with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2005.

McMillan  was not on  the sidelines this past season after being let go by the  Blazers in March of 2012.

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