Pacers, head coach Nate McMillan agree to contract extension

Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan watches his team play the Orlando Magic. (Ashley Landis/AP)

The Indiana Pacers and head coach Nate McMillan have reached an agreement on a contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.

Terms of the extension have not been released at this time.

McMillan, currently in his fourth season as the Pacers coach, guided the team to a 43-28 record this season en route to making the playoffs for the fourth consecutive time in his tenure.

“What Nate has done in four seasons with our franchise merits this extension,” Kevin Pritchard, the Pacers president of basketball operations, said in a press release. “Between injuries and changes in personnel, he and his coaching staff have adapted and produced positive results. He also represents the franchise, the city and our state in a first-class manner.”

Overall, McMillan has compiled a 181-136 record with Indiana — one win away from passing Rick Carlisle for third-most all-time in franchise history.

Prior to assuming head coaching duties with the Pacers, McMillan acted as the team’s associate coach from 2013 to 2016 in which he helped the team reach the playoffs twice — including an Eastern Conference Finals appearance in 2013.

“I’d like to thank the Simon family, Kevin Pritchard and the Pacers organization for extending my contract during this unprecedented time in our country,” McMillan said in a press release. “I’m happy to have this opportunity and look forward to coaching this Pacers team into the future.”

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