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Pacers have fired Nate McMillan!

Pacers have fired Nate McMillan!

Pacers have fired Nate McMillan!

Pacers have fired Nate McMillan! Just like Brett Brown getting fired after being swept in the playoffs; same happened to Nate McMillan. McMillan was reportedly fired by the Pacers because of being swept in the playoffs by the Heat.

Now, as this is interesting, the Pacers reworked his contract this past month. The Pacers reworked his final year with the Pacers for the 2020-2021 season, plus gave him a team option. This all came to a soft extension.

There’s something fierce on the radar!

There’s something fierce on the radar! Oh yes, you read that correctly. Because with Mike D’Antoni, who’s in the final year of his contract with the Rockets, will become available for the Pacers. Mike D’Antoni has been someone that the Pacers are reportedly seeking interest in, this was the only HC that they have announced publicly they wanted.

There’s no luck of the Irish for McMillan…

Even though in the four seasons he was the head coach for the Pacers and had a record of 183-136; that didn’t matter as such. Why? Because this is his second time in a row, back-to-back, that his team was swept in the first round of the playoffs.

First by the Celtics and then by the Heat, which is happening right now.

Plus, to make matters even worse, the Pacers haven’t reached the second round in the playoffs since 2014. Also, after Monday’s loss to the Miami Heat; this made a franchise-record of nine straight playoff game losses.

Someone thinks it was “ridiculous” for the Pacers to fire HC McMillan!

The team that swept McMillan’s team thought it was ridiculous to fire him. His name is Erik Spoelstra, head coach of the Miami Heat. Here’s the quote:

“It seems totally ridiculous. It seems like you’re talking out of both sides of your mouth. Just two weeks ago at the beginning of our series you’re giving him an extension, but really it’s just a media fake extension to appease whatever they felt like they needed to appease. And then after this series to make that quick of an emotional decision is really disappointing,” he said.

This is what the Pacers’ President had to say on the firing of McMillan:

“On behalf of the Simon family and the Pacers organization, I’d like to thank Nate for his years with the team,” Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard said in a statement. “This was a very hard decision for us to make; but we feel it’s in the best interest of the organization to move in a different direction. Nate and I have been through the good times and the bad times; and it was an honor to work with him for those 11 years (in Indiana and Portland).”

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