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McMillan bandages Blazers together

Coach of the year should go to Portland for a stellar job working through injuries

Updated: March 12, 2010, 4:18 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | ESPN.com

I don't know about you, but when Tom Hanks announced "The Hurt Locker" won for best picture at the Oscars earlier this week, I was halfway expecting Nate McMillan to take the stage. While the Portland Trail Blazers coach is not the Hollywood type, the show his team is putting on -- despite 14 starting lineups because of injuries -- is pretty impressive. That's why, when the NBA hands out its Oscars at the end of the season, McMillan should win coach of the year.

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