McMillan, Trail Blazers agree to 2-year extension

McMillan, Trail Blazers agree to 2-year extension

McMillan, Trail Blazers agree to 2-year extension

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on March 9, 2011 at 8:30 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers and coach Nate McMillan have agreed to a two-year contract extension.

McMillan is in his sixth season as coach of the Blazers. He has a 234-239 record with the team, which plays at Miami on Tuesday night.

McMillan has taken the Blazers to the playoffs twice in his tenure. In 2008-09 he guided Portland to a share of the Northwest Division title and its first postseason appearance in six years.

Last season the Blazers again went to the playoffs, even though players missed a combined 311 games because of injuries, most among the teams that played in the postseason.

McMillan has also served on the U.S. men's national team coaching staff since 2005. The team won the gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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