It's safe to say Nate McMillan was in the club of local team managers that were despised at home, but beloved across the country.
He joins the Detroit Tigers' Jim Leyland, Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine and former Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio.
These guys were very popular amongst the pundits, and casual fans alike.
Those that really followed Portland realized that McMillan really wasn't as great as some in the national media thought he was.
McMillan was terrible at in-game adjustments, was slow to realize mismatches and seemed completely inept at transitioning into a more up-tempo offense given his young and athletic roster.
That being said, he does have some value as a coach, and McMillan is easily better than at least a quarter of the coaches out there.
He wants to get back into the coaching game (via Seattle Times), and there are teams that could certainly use him.
Here are five teams that need to bring Nate McMillan in as soon as possible.