The Atlanta Hawks have reached a four-year agreement with Interim Head Coach Nate McMillan. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Hawks are dropping the interim label on McMillan’s status after Atlanta marched to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Nate McMillan’s new deal as Atlanta Hawks coach is for four years, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2021
McMillan took over coaching duties when Head Coach Lloyd Pierce was dismissed after the Hawks started the 2020-21 season with a 14-20 record. The Hawks finished the year with a 41-31 record—good for the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. In the postseason, the Hawks advanced past the Knicks and Sixers. In the Eastern Conference Finals, the Hawks pushed the Bucks to six games before elimination.
Prior to joining the Hawks, McMillan served as the head coach of the Sonics, Trail Blazers and Pacers. In Portland, McMillan recorded a regular season record of 266-269. McMillan joined the Hawks staff after he departed the Pacers at the conclusion of the 2019-20 season.