Cavs Reach Out to Mark Jackson & Nate McMillan


The Cleveland Cavaliers have contacted former Golden State Warrior coach/current ESPN analyst Mark Jackson and Pacers Assistant Nate McMillan, for their vacant coaching position.

According to Joe Kotoch of, the Cavs have made “back-channel inquiries” about Jackson, but the Cleveland job may not be enough to lure him away from the booth.

McMillan, who coached in Seattle and Portland (478-452 record) for 12 seasons, could be a more feasible prospect. The Pacers’ top assistant is also on the Lakers radar as well, according to’s Chris Haynes. McMillan, who is also an assistant on Team USA’s coaching staff under Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, could be apart of owner Dan Gilbert’s last-stitch effort to convince Kyrie Irving to stay & other Olympic talent to come to Cleveland.

Other viable coaching options include Cavalier legend and Hornets assistant Mark Price, along with Clippers assistants Tyronn Lue and Alvin Gentry. They both were granted second interviews with Gilbert.