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Pistons name Jemelle McMillan, son of longtime NBA coach Nate McMillan, new coach of Motor City Cruise

Detroit — The Motor City Cruise, the Pistons' G League affiliate, named Jamelle McMillan as the franchise's new head coach, the team announced Monday.

McMillan — the son of longtime NBA coach Nate McMillan — is the second coach in franchise history and will succeed D.J. Bakker, who accepted a job in Milwaukee on the coaching staff of new Bucks coach Adrian Griffin.

"I'm really excited to be part of this process," McMillan told reporters in a virtual press conference. "Coming to a historic franchise like Detroit — just growing up in the league with my background and my father playing against those old-school Pistons teams — this is a special place.