Jamelle’s bio

I n case you were wondering…..

Who 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 CoachHerb 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.

How did I get started?

After my collegiate career, I went to take an opportunity at Drake University as Director of Basketball Operations. After a year there, I went on to help out with USA basketball during the 2012 London Olympics. I was offered a position of Special Assistant to Head Coach with Coach Monty Williams in New Orleans and have been trying to develop my coaching career since. I have worked with a lot of really cool people and players during my career. This game has put a lot of helpful people around me and I have been appreciative of the opportunities that I have had to grow throughout my young career.

Where am I currently coaching?

I currently coach for the New Orleans Pelicans. I have been with the organization for 5 years so far.

Why did I start this website?

This site was created in order for me to share my thoughts and ideas, but also to absorb and learn from other basketball minds. You can never gain too much knowledge in this profession and there is always something that you can use to help you grow and apply to your team/players. I am constantly being asked about the NBA and my job, so I wanted to create a place where these questions can be answered and hopefully help those coaches who are interested in pursuing a career in the sport at every level.

What level or types of coaches is this information catered to?

All levels of coaches can benefit from each other. Talent levels are different and coaching styles vary, but the concepts and funda,entals remain the same. As the game evoles in various ways, different schemes and strategies become more relevant or effective. It's a never-ending cycle, which is the beauty of the sport.

How can I be contacted?

Please follow me on:
Twitter @JamelleMac
Instagram @coachjamelle
Email: Jamelle.Mac@Gmail.com