It's been one year and five days since we got around to recording an episode of our long-neglected The Dontonio Wingcast podcast, but with questions about the job security of Portland Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan swirling all day, it made sense to get Basketball Prospectus's Kevin Pelton, the World's No. 1 Nate McMillan Defender, on the phone.
In this 38-minute episode taped on Wednesday before the Blazers tipped off against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, we discuss all things McMillan. Pelton, of course, thinks a rush to judgment after an ugly Tuesday night loss to the Washington Wizards should be avoided. We look at Raymond Felton's role in all of this and we dissect the post-game quotes from Felton, Gerald Wallace, Nicolas Batum and Marcus Camby last night. We debate when the right time to make a move would be given the bigger-picture issues for Portland, the season's timeline and the last few years of decision-making from owner Paul Allen.
Click here to Download The Dontonio Wingcast Episode 034.
Be sure to check back in Feb. 2013 for our next episode.
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