And according to FoxSports' Mike Kahn, Nate McMillan is on the short list of possible coach of the year candidates.
But how can you ignore what Nate McMillan has accomplished with his precocious Portland Trail Blazers? They dealt their lone inside threat – 20-and-10 power forward Zach Randolph with the understanding that top overall draft choice Greg Oden would be there to dominate inside. Instead, Oden’s out for the year following knee surgery and they have neither. It didn’t matter, he spurred the youngest team in the league to a 13-game winning streak.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: If the Blazers make the playoffs, Nate McMillan should win COY.