The former star basketball player, Nate McMillan, is best known for his current role as the head coach of the Indiana Pacers for the National Basketball Association (NBA). The now retired point-guard was hired to coach the Indiana Pacers in May 2016 and is all set to take the team to great heights with his insightful guidance and vast professional experience. The Pacers, with their 3 ABA Division, 6 NBA Division and 3 ABA Championship victories, are yet to hold the NBA Championship trophy.
Nate spent most of his career playing for the Seattle Sonics, who retired his No. 10 jersey following the legend’s retirement. As a coach, though, Nate McMillan’s past record hasn’t been one without failures. However, the star coach is determined to lead his current team to win the NBA championship and time will reveal if he really does.
Nate McMillan Net Worth And House
Nate and Michelle owned a luxurious home in West Linn during his tenure with the Portland Trail Blazers. Later, following Nate’s dismissal from the team, the couple moved back to Raleigh, North Carolina, after selling the house. In 2014, the McMillan couple held a grand celebration on occasion of their 50th birthday. The occasion was marked by an exquisite designer cake. The grandiose celebrations and the couple’s magnificent house makes it relatively simple to guess the basketball head coach’s massive net worth.
Nate McMillan Bio: Age, Birthplace, Early Life, Education
The now-retired basketball player was born as Nathaniel McMillan in Raleigh, North Carolina. His date of birth is 3rd August 1964. Nate was raised by his brother as his single mother had to struggle through two jobs. The former basketball star had a tough time growing up and followed his brother around for most of his earlier years. He decided to focus on his college education and got enrolled at the Chowan College where his stint with basketball began.
Nate tied the knot with his better-half, Michelle, at a plush wedding held at the Red Roof hotel in Hickey, North Carolina. He is a father to son, Jamelle and daughter, Brittany. Jamelle is employed as a Player’s Development coach for the New Orleans Pelicans of NBA.
Nate McMillan Career and Salary
Nate’s career as a basketball coach began soon after his retirement as a team player for the Seattle Sonics. The basketball star has 796 NBA games to his credit with the Sonics (1986-1998) and was paid a stupendous salary of $710,000 in 1991. By 1998, as his career had reached the final season, Nate’s salary had been raised to a staggering $3.5 million. Nate’s stint with coaching began as Assistant Coach for the Seattle Sonics in 1999. He was soon promoted as Head Coach for the team by the time the 2000-2001 season had arrived. As head coach, Nate signed a $2.7 million annual contract with the Sonics which lasted for five years. By 2005, Nate was already among NBA’s highest-paid coaches. His next team as a coach was the Portland Trail Blazers. The team hit three back-to-back play-offs under Nate’s leadership, between 2009-2011. He was fired by the team in 2012. As head coach for the Trail Blazers, Nate earned a massive $5.5 million per year.
Nate returned to his basketball career in 2013 when he was appointed an Associate Head Coach for Indiana Pacers alongside Frank Vogel. After 3 years, as Frank’s contract came to an end, Nate was made head coach for the team on 16th May 2016.bReportedly, Nate has been signed in for 3 years by the Pacers. Terms of the contract, however, still remain undisclosed.
Quick Facts About Nate McMillan
|Date of Birth||August 3, 1964|
|Place of Birth||Raleigh, NC|