30 Seconds: Reggie Miller: Sharpshooter. Analyst. Coach?


The TNT analyst Reggie Miller made 2,560 3-pointers, second on the N.B.A.’s career list.

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Would Reggie Miller follow in the footsteps of the former TNT commentator Steve Kerr and move downcourt a few seats to coach someday?

“I would never rule out coaching,” said Miller, a five-time N.B.A. All-Star and a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “But right now I enjoy having the best seat in the house, center court.”

Miller, 50, will impart his expertise to viewers as a TNT analyst for the playoffs, as the channel’s coverage begins Sunday with a triple-header.

Miller spent his entire 18-year playing career with the Indiana Pacers, retiring in 2005. He made 2,560 3-pointers, second to Ray Allen on the career list.

Q. What are your picks to come out of the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference?

A. Hard for me to see anyone in the East beating the Cavs and LeBron four games with no back-to-backs. Warriors in the West. They’ve been special all season and have a deep bench to sustain an injury, just not to Curry, Green or Thompson.

Q. Do you have a dark-horse team?

A. Boston. They are young and scrappy and well coached.

Q. What team will win it all?


Miller thinks Miami’s Hassan Whiteside (21) could be a postseason difference maker.

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A. The winner of the Warriors-Spurs wins it all, so since I picked Warriors in Question 1, Warriors.

Q. Who would win a series between this year’s Warriors and the 1995-96 Bulls?

A. It’s fantasy to know who would win. It’s good fodder to talk about around the water cooler. Instead let’s celebrate both teams for achieving greatness.

Q. What under-the-radar player do you think…

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