Bob MacKinnon took the Springfield Armor from the D-League's worst record to the Eastern Conference championship before losing to the Canton Charge in the first round, but while the Armor's season is over, his is not. MacKinnon, a leading candidate for Coach of the Year, is serving as assistant coach with the Nets this week.
He and Chris Carrawell, his assistant, are on the Nets bench, partly as a reward but mostly because of the parent team's commitment to seamlessness between the big club and the D-League club. The offseason will likely see MacKinnon and Carrawell participating in other Nets events such as summer leagues and pre-draft workouts, as well as D-League national tryouts. Armor GM Milton Lee is also working his Nets job again, already looking at summer league prospects.
Springfield Armor's third season was one for the (franchise) record book - Jeff Thomas - Springfield Armor