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McMillan Receives Four-Year Deal from Hawks

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Following his successful stint as interim head coach, Nate McMillan is set to receive a four-year deal from the Hawks.

2021 NBA Playoffs - Atlanta Hawks v Milwaukee Bucks

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.

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.