Report: Lakers hiring assistants Scott Brooks, Nate McMillan

The Los Angeles Lakers are adding a ton of experience to first-time head coach JJ Redick’s staff.

ESPN reported Wednesday that longtime head coaches Nate McMillan and Scott Brooks are coming aboard as Redick’s top assistants for 2024-25.

McMillan and Brooks have a combined 1,281 victories in the NBA.

McMillan, 59, compiled a record of 760-668 over 19 seasons with the Seattle SuperSonics (2000-05), Portland Trail Blazers (2005-12), Indiana Pacers (2016-20) and Atlanta Hawks (2020-23). His teams reached the playoffs 11 times, including a run to the 2021 East finals with Atlanta.

Brooks, 58, posted a record of 521-414 across 12 seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder (2008-15) and Washington Wizards (2016-21). His teams made the playoffs eight times, including Oklahoma City’s trip to the 2012 NBA Finals. He was the NBA Coach of the Year in 2009-10.

McMillan was out of the league last season. Brooks spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach for the Trail Blazers.

–Field Level Media