McMillan ruptures Achilles in practice

Updated: December 4, 2009, 7:48 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan ruptured his right Achilles tendon during practice Friday and will need surgery.

McMillan will coach Saturday night's game against Houston, but he will miss next week's four-game road trip.

The Blazers say McMillan will have surgery on Monday.

Assistant coach Dean Demopoulos will take McMillan's place starting Monday in New York.


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