Hawks, HC Nate McMillan Conform to 4-12 months Deal
Talking with reporters throughout his end-of-season media availability, Atlanta Hawks president and normal supervisor Travis Schlenk introduced that the Hawks had conform to make 56-year-old Nate McMillan the workforce’s subsequent head coach.
McMillan had been Atlanta’s interim head coach since March 1, when the Hawks determined to half methods with present Indiana Pacers assistant coach Lloyd Pierce after two-plus seasons with the workforce.
A head coach for the Pacers previous to becoming a member of Atlanta’s employees final November, McMillan’s in depth expertise each as a participant and coach allowed him to proper a sinking ship within the Southeast.
Below McMillan, the Hawks went 27-11 within the common season (after a 14-20 begin), profitable 71.1 p.c of their contests after he took the reigns.
Whereas the Hawks’ Cinderella run was the primary time McMillan had reached the Convention Finals as a coach, McMillan’s structured strategy was undoubtedly a catalyst for one of many East’s deepest groups attaining their success.
Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, McMillan’s take care of Atlanta is for 4 years, with the franchise agreeing to advertise the previous NBA guard after the Hawks reached the Japanese Convention Finals.
The success that the Phoenix Suns are at present having is probably not all too far-off for the Hawks, not to mention far-fetched. That’s why, with a long-term contract for one of many recreation’s greatest head coaches, Atlanta has already gotten the leap on being one of many NBA’s groups to beat.