Nat McMillan Fired: 5 Coaching Replacements for Disgraced Trail Blazers

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Nat McMillan Fired: 5 Coaching Replacements for Disgraced Trail Blazers
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In the midst of all the trades that were made before the March 15 trade deadline, the Portland Trail Blazers went ahead and fired their head coach, Nate McMillan, who really wasn't the Trail Blazers' main problem. 

While it was probably the right move to make, coming off a 40-point loss to the lowly New York Knicks and sitting at 20-23 overall for the year, it's clear that Portland's issue isn't the guy in the head coaching spot; it's the inconsistent play of everyone not named Nicolas Batum or LaMarcus Aldridge.

Either way, there's now a head coaching vacancy that will need to be filled this upcoming NBA season, which means it's time to start speculating on which guys are the most likely to become the Trailblazers next head coach.

While you won't find Phil Jackson on this list, you'll find some names that are real possibilities to fill the Blazers coaching void. Ahead are five names that Portland should entertain as candidates for the head coaching vacancy.   

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