March 8, 2019

Suns assistant coach Jamelle McMillan sounds a lot like Pacers coach Nate McMillan

When Jamelle McMillan played, his father didn’t hover over his youth coaches. He didn’t even offer unsolicited advice. Nate McMillan practiced what he preached as a […]
March 8, 2019

ASU’s Jamelle McMillan Joins Suns Coaching Staff

A familiar name appeared on the list when the Suns and Head Coach Igor Kokoškov announced their coaching staff. From the Sun Devils to the Suns, […]
March 8, 2019

Former ASU basketball player Jamelle McMillan joining Suns staff

Former Arizona State Sun Devil Jamelle McMillan wasn’t planning to change jobs this upcoming NBA season. Then he got a phone call from his boss, New […]
September 21, 2017

The Other Guys’s Podcast: Episode 10 with Coach Jamelle McMillan

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN! SHOW SUMMARY: Tj and David recap the last month than sit down with Pelicans Assistant Coach Jamelle McMillan. Jamelle talks: -coaching […]
August 3, 2017

Vigilant Sports Podcast: Interview with Jamelle McMillan

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!     SHOW SUMMARY: Jamelle McMillan is excelling as a coach in the NBA. It wasn’t his plan, but it worked […]
July 19, 2017

The Bird Calls Podcast Ep. 12: Jamelle McMillan gives insider account of summer league and shares expectations for next season’s Pelicans

Jamelle McMillan, who is normally an assistant coach for the Pelicans and will be entering his sixth season on our sidelines, was selected to sit at […]

Jamelle’s bio

W ho am I?

My name is Jamelle McMillan. I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington where I attended O’Dea High School where I was a 3x State Champion in basketball. I played on a number of AAU teams for a lot of great coaches and with a lot of great players. I went on to play four years at Arizona State University from 2007-2011 under Coach Herb Sendek.

What do I do?

I am an assistant/player development coach in the NBA. I put together individual workouts for players consisting of skill work within the framework of our offense and offensive style. I also use a lot of film for individual instruction to teach and show fundamentals for improvement. I also assist in game plan scouting for our team against a number of opponents. During the summer, I run draft workouts for our organization and travel to visit our players individually. The summer is where the most development takes place. Towards the end of the summer, I work a variety of camps that consist mainly of NBA players or potential prospects..