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The Pacers officially named Nate McMillan their head coach on Monday and will now return to offseason work with their first workout for NBA draft prospects on Tuesday.

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For his first day on the job as head coach of the Pacers, Nate McMillan met with the media for a couple of hours to answer to answer many similar questions about the future that had no clear-cut answer. Hopefully, the wave of pace and efficiency analysis of past McMillan teams has passed, as well since after hearing Bird comment on the situation twice now, it appears this move had far more to do with team dynamic than pace and/or space.

Now it is back to basketball.

McMillan and the rest of the Pacers basketball staff will be in a far more comfortable environment on Tuesday as the return to the gym to work out players in advance of the NBA draft.

As we mentioned last week, forward Troy Williams (Indiana) and guard Isaiah Cousins (Oklahoma) will be among the six players working out. However, Melo Trimble will not be among the players at the Fieldhouse on Tuesday.

The other players expected to workout are forward Dorian Finney-Smith (Florida), forward Michael Gbinije (Syracuse), shooting guard Sheldon McClellan (Miami, Fl), point guard Tyrone Wallace (California).

If you matchup the players, Wallace and Cousins are a match while the other four wing prospects can mix-and-match. I'm a big fan of Wallace, having seen him play several times, including in person. He has great guard size and plays with a great spirit, but the jumper he had at Cal will make it tough for him to play in the NBA.

The Pacers currently have draft picks No. 20 and No. 50, so all of the players in for their first workout would be considered in the second round at No. 50

Check out the links:

Pacers Name Nate McMillan Head Coach | Indiana Pacers

Sources: Nate McMillan signs three-year deal to coach Pacers - Yahoo Sports

Pacers to Hold First Pre-Draft Workout on Tuesday | Indiana Pacers

Six Key Takeaways Regarding Nate McMillan | Indiana Pacers

Pacers new chef needs better ingredients | WFNI ESPN 1070 the Fan | Indy's SportsCenter

Gregg Doyel: Nate McMillan must win big and win now as Indiana Pacers coach

KRAVITZ: New coach? It doesn’t matter if Bird fails to re-shape - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Insider: Why the Pacers hired Nate McMillan

Troy Williams to work out for Pacers on Tuesday

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Troy Williams to work out for Pacers on Tuesday

8p9s Roundtable: Nate McMillan Is The New Boss

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Pacers go old school, seek accountability in promoting Nate McMillan to head coach | Vigilant Sports

TheJayGravesReport.com: How Larry Bird didn't waste any time talkin' crazy while introducin' Nate! "Moon Walkin'"

Sources: Terry Stotts agrees to extension with Trail Blazers - Yahoo Sports

Trail Blazers and Terry Stotts Reach Contract Agreemeent - Blazer's Edge