8 Veteran coach options the Dallas Mavericks could add to their bench

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6. Nate McMillan

McMillan is approaching four decades in the NBA. He was drafted in the second round in 1986 by the Seattle SuperSonics where he played his entire 12-year career. The 6’5 guard mostly came off the bench, but he did lead the league in steals per game in 1994. After retiring, he immediately joined the Sonics' coaching staff.

McMillan got his first chance as head coach just three years after hanging up his sneakers. He led Seattle to a 212-183 record over five years, including two playoff appearances. He immediately went on to be the Blazers' head coach for seven years after leaving the Sonics. McMillan was part of a rebuild but got Portland back to the playoffs after three years in charge.

McMillian spent three years as an associate head coach in Indiana from 2014 to 2016 before spending four years as their head coach. He was assistant for less than one year before taking over for Lloyd Pierce in Atlanta. McMillian spent parts of three seasons leading the Hawks before being fired midway through the 2022-2023 campaign.

Nate McMillian has 19 years of head coaching experience plus another five as an assistant. He led the Hawks to the conference finals in 2021 and battled Michael Jordan and the Bulls in the NBA Finals during his playing days. McMillan is a veteran coach that would bring a ton of NBA experience to Dallas.