I have wanted Nate out of here for at least 4 years. He is a talent killer. He destroys the fun and creativity that players have with his strict dogmatic coaching. The players are like robots. Notice how we always trade away the creative minds. Andre Miller, Rudy Fernandez, Sergio rodriguez. All flourishing again by the way. Fernandez luckily got the hell out of here before it was too late. Rodriguez was destroyed mentally by Nate. (playing well in europe again). I remember a video on comcast where McMillan explained how he teaches his guards how to time the dribble to pass to a player coming around a pick. Are you kidding me? wow! I know Nate needed this kind of training because he was a robotic player who played hard, but had no creativity whatsoever. He is probably one of the most overrated guards in history. His stats are 5.9 points, 6.1 assists and 1.9 steals. Wow, that is great!. 6.1 assists falls into the realm of what I like to call "assists of attrition." These are the number of assists you would get by handling the ball all game. Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Rubio. They get their assists by making great passes that lead directly to a basket using creativity, court awareness and timing.
Nate did none of those and doesn't understand it, so he dumbs down his team to match what he understands. "we ran our sets" he always says. Remember that game on the Road where Batum went nutts, but didn't see the ball in the last 10 minutes of the game? The players and coach said they just weren't used to seeing him? What? is that how basketball works? If I was playing I would have looked for him. You have to ride what is working over and over again. Look and Jeremy Lin for example. He is hot and keeps getting his shots and making great plays. They keep going to him. But you have to admit, he wouldn't even sniff the court on our team. McMillan hates developing young talent. Yes they get to play in the D league from time to time. I am sick of this BS. It is time for him to step down.