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Prada: Nate McMillan Is NBA's "Most Underrated Coach"

Mike Prada of SB Nation.com ranks the NBA's coaches and puts Portland Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan in the No. 6 slot. --------------------------- The league's most underrated coach, McMillan proved his chops yet again by somehow guiding an injury-riddled Blazers roster to 50 wins last year. McMillan has done an excellent job developing the Blazers' young talent, and he handled stormy waters well in bringing the touchy Andre Miller into the fold last year. Many peg McMillan incorrectly as a hard-nosed, defensive-oriented coach; in reality, his biggest strength is constructing deadly efficient half-court offenses. He can be a little inflexible, preferring smart half-court players to athletic transition scorers, but usually it's justified. McMillan is under a lot of pressure this year to lead the Blazers past the first round of the playoffs and could be made a scapegoat for the team's injury problems if he can't do that. If so, he should vault to the top of every team's coaching search. --------------------------- -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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