Originally Posted by iamgine
3. Do you all think Nate McMillan need to be replaced? I'm on the fence with this. On one hand, I don't think he has the ability nor experience to coach a contender to a championship. On the other, I don't know who'll replace him that could do better.
I'm on the fence too. I think Nate is a great motivator, but a terrible X's and O's coach (which is why we can beat up bad teams and unmotivated playoff teams in the regular season, but can't do anything in the playoffs against motivated playoff teams). However, with a new crop of assistant coaches, the Blazers look way better in this department. There is way more off ball movement, which leads to more ball movement and easier baskets. So for now, I am content having Nate with his new support group, but I was totally ready for him to leave with how the team played the past 2 years in the playoffs.