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  1. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Talk about Nate McMillan as a Laker defensive assistant. I'm all for McMillan and I'm all for handing the defense to a specialist. But the idea that he's a special defensive coach ... I'm worried that's born of the way poor use of stats misleads peop...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  2. Nate McMillan gives Blazers endorsement

    Henry Abbott

    Christian Petersen/Getty Images Avoiding the mighty coach's free agent market of 2011 stabilizes the franchise. Sports are bursting at the seams with characters. Big characters, loud characters, slick characters, power-tripping characters. And n...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    DwightJaynes.com: "I thought by now we were finished with all this garbage. But it looks to me as if it's still Brandon Roy vs. Andre Miller -- with Coach Nate McMillan caught somewhere in the middle. And frankly, this is ridiculous stuff coming from...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  4. TrueHoop is five years old today

    Henry Abbott

    The first post was May 15, 2005, and included talk from the Suns' newish coach, Mike D'Antoni, and the Sonics' Nate McMillan. Many thanks to the zillion people who have helped this thing stick around this long, and I'm hoping we're just getting st...

    Blog | May 15, 2010
  5. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    John Canzano of The Oregonian: "Blame Trail Blazers point guard Andre Miller if you want today. Or blame coach Nate McMillan. Or maybe, as was suggested by a friend of mine, blame the carpenters for installing the thin doors at the practice facility ...

    Blog | January 08, 2010
  6. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz As of right now, the small-market Jazz are carrying at least $94 million (maybe more) in salaries and potential luxury tax payments into next season. Ross Siler of the Salt Lake Tribune asks, "Nobody from the organizat...

    Blog | July 23, 2009
  7. Eight Points About Portland vs. Houston Game 2

    Henry Abbott

    The Blazers and Rockets played a close, professional ballgame. This series is going to be well worth watching. Nothing would surprise me. It is an enduring quality of Greg Oden's game, and body, that around him people fall down in p...

    Blog | April 22, 2009
  8. LaMarcus Aldridge: Handle With Care

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz LaMarcus Aldridge's mid-range jumper is among the most indefensible shots in the game. His length and quick release make it infallible when he's on, whether he's facing up, leaning into his defender -- something he's be...

    Blog | December 31, 2008
  9. The Blazers Have Numbers

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Inside Hoops breaks down an unusual play from the Celtics-Blazers game last night: Tuesday night in Portland the Trail Blazers are hosting the Boston Celtics and late in the second quarter were losing to the visitors 44-38....

    Blog | December 31, 2008
  10. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    When coaches predict, in August, who will be doing what next April, it's to be taken lightly. About this time a year ago, for instance, Portland Coach Nate McMillan told the Oregonian that Taurean Green was likely to hit a number of game-winners for ...

    Blog | August 29, 2008
  11. The Playbook: Portland Assistant Coach Dean Demopoulos

    Henry Abbott

    Nate McMillan's coaching staff in Portland has gotten more praise in the last two weeks than in the previous two years combined. Substitution patterns, offensive schemes, matchups ... during this ten-game winning streak, the coaching staff has, it se...

    Blog | December 22, 2007
  12. Breaking Down Brandon Roy

    Henry Abbott

    Blazer broadcaster Mike Barrett writes: During the team's shootaround, prior to the game, Nate McMillan, at one point, stopped the instruction and announced to the Blazers that Brandon Roy had just been named the Western Conference Player of the Wee...

    Blog | December 19, 2007
  13. Not the Worst Team in the League

    Henry Abbott

    "No, seriously, you don't understand. We're the Golden State Warriors. We can't be losing to the Portland freakin' Trail Blazers." It's a funny thing that's happening with this Blazer team. Honestly, my expectations have been pretty darned low...

    Blog | December 13, 2007
  14. Gilbert Arenas Promised to go for 50 Against Portland

    Henry Abbott

    ...because Portland Coach Nate McMillan was one of the assistants on Team USA, which cut Arenas last summer. But instead Arenas went for a whopping nine (half as many as LaMarcus Aldridge and Jarrett Jack each scored, and the young Blazers both us...

    Blog | February 11, 2007
  15. Team USA to Nate McMillan: Blazers a Mess Off the Court

    Henry Abbott

    OK, OK, that headline is a little strong. Here's how Jason Quick tells it: McMillan said he gained perspective this summer on how people perceive the Blazers while he served in Japan as an assistant coach on the U.S. national team. Surrounded by All...

    Blog | October 02, 2006
  16. New Buck Brian Skinner Rips Portland

    Henry Abbott

    As reported by the Associated Press: He said he enjoyed playing for coach Nate McMillan but found it hard to deal with so many teammates who obviously didn't want to be there. Skinner said the signs of apathy were everywhere. "It's everyt...

    Blog | August 08, 2006