By Kimie Bunyasaranand
April 23, 2013

Former Blazers and Sonics coach, Nate McMillan, is emerging as a top candidate for the Detroit Pistons coaching job. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Former Blazers and Sonics coach, Nate McMillan, is emerging as a top candidate for the Detroit Pistons coaching job. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Former Blazers and Sonics coach Nate McMillan has emerged as a frontrunner for the Pistons head coaching job, reports the New York Daily News. McMillan last coached the Blazers -- he started with the team in 2005 season and was fired in the middle of the 2011-12 season. Before that, he coached the Sonics from 2000-01 to 2004-05.

From the New York Daily News Report:

"Former Portland and Seattle coach Nate McMillan has emerged as the front-runner to replace the fired Lawrence Frank and become the new head coach of the Detroit Pistons, according to sources familiar with Detroit's plans.

The Pistons want to hire a proven head coach and are targeting McMillan."

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