Atlanta Hawks Fire Nate McMillan as Head Coach

The Atlanta Hawks have fired Head Coach Nate McMillan. Atlanta named assistant coach Joe Prunty as the interim coach. The Hawks currently sit in 8th place in the Eastern Conference. They have a 29-30 record and will now to pursue their new coach of the future. Atlanta has 23 games left in the regular season. Atlanta still have hopes of making a playoff run. This marks the second major change this season for the Hawks. Earlier in the season, Travis Schlenk stepped down as the President of Basketball Operations. Landry Fields stepped into the role, and he will now lead the search for a new coach. Quin Snyder is said to be the leading candidate to become the new head coach of the Hawks. Kenny Atkinson is also a top choice and fan favorite to become the new coach.

It was believed that McMillan wouldn’t return after the season, but Atlanta sped up the process. Snyder led the Jazz to six consecutive appearances in the Western Conference playoffs, including three berths in the conference semifinals. Fields wants a coach who’ll improve the franchise’s player development and accountability and get the team moving toward the top 10 in both offensive and defensive rankings. McMillan replaced Lloyd Pierce as interim coach in 2021 and engineered a run to the Eastern Conference finals. He was awarded a four-year contract and had a 99-80 record as head coach.

What do you think about Atlanta firing Nate McMillan? Can the Hawks make a run and avoid the play-in games? How about making a nice run in the playoffs? Who would you like to be the next coach of the Hawks? Leave some feedback below about anything related to the Hawks coaching situation.

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