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INDIANAPOLIS – The overachieving 2017-18 season for the Indiana Pacers has led to a contract extension for head coach Nate McMillan.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Pacers announced a multi-year contract extension for the 54-year-old McMillan.
The 2018-19 season will be McMillan’s third with the Pacers. He has a 90-74 record in Indiana.
McMillan has been an NBA head coach for 14 seasons, compiling a record of 568-526 (17-28 in the postseason).
“I’m really proud of what Nate and our coaching staff have done,” Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard said in a team release. “Nate is very deserving of this extension. We have a wonderful culture and he has been a big part of implementing that culture. He’s dedicated leader, a very good coach and we’re lucky to have him here with the Pacers.”
“I’m very appreciative of Kevin and Mr. Simon (team owner, Herb Simon) for this show of faith in what we are doing,” McMillan added in a release. “Going back two years ago when I was hired, the trust Larry (Bird) and Mr. Simon had in myself and my staff meant a lot. Now with this extension, it’s an affirmation of what we all – front office, coaches, players, staff – are trying to accomplish.”
The Pacers are three weeks away from their media day, with training camp/preseason to follow. The 2018-19 regular season will open up on Oct. 17.