Atlanta Hawks have rewarded Nate McMillan’s incredible season with the team, signing the coach to a four-year deal, removing the ‘interim’ label, and making him the permanent head coach of the squad.
After replacing Lloyd Pierce in January, McMillan turned 14-20 to 41-31 record to lead the Hawks back in the playoff as the fifth seed.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Hawks seem to have reached to an agreement with the veteran coach for a four-year contract.
McMillan has a 688-599 record with 10 playoff berths in 17 seasons. He hopes to improve those numbers with a young Hawks team that already surprised the NBA this season.
After beating the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs, the young Hawks proceeded to advance past the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers to land an Eastern Conference Finals berth for the first time since 2015.
They could not get past the more experienced Milwaukee Bucks as they fell to six games. The Hawks should build on their postseason success, and the first step was to remove Nate McMillan’s interim label.
Now, they need to make decisions on the team’s roster, with John Collins’ free agency being the number one priority.