Atlanta Hawks Reward McMillan, Name Him Full-Time Head Coach
A job well done and a position rightfully earned.
After inheriting a sub-.500% team near the middle part of the season, Nate McMillan helped lead the Atlanta Hawks on an improbable run all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals. As a reward for his remarkable work, McMillan was named the team’s full-time head coach moving into next season.
“The incredible job Nate did after taking over this season made this an easy decision,” said Hawks President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Travis Schlenk. “We were able to see how gifted a tactician, motivator and leader he is first-hand and the high level of respect and trust he earned from our players made securing him as our head coach our top priority.”
Well deserved. Congrats, Coach McMillan!
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) July 8, 2021
Leading the Hawks back from a 14-20 start, the Hawks awarded McMillan a four-year dealing making him the 14th full-time head coach in franchise history.
“I would like to thank Tony, Jami and Travis for putting their faith in me and giving me the opportunity to serve as head coach. I am truly blessed to be able to lead this special group into the future,” McMillan said. “I believe what we accomplished this season is just the beginning of what we can achieve if we stay connected and committed to each other.”
The Hawks will look to build on this season’s success in 2021-22.