The Atlanta Hawks have parted ways with head coach Nate McMillan. This was confirmed by the franchise on Wednesday night German time.
On an interim basis, former assistant coach Joe Prunty is set to take over the team, which currently sits eighth in the Eastern Conference with a 29-30 record. However, it gets loud ESPN already been looking for a new head coach – and a favorite is already ready in the form of former jazz coach Quin Snyder.
A change of coach at the Hawks had been expected for a long time, but originally it seemed likely that this would only happen in the offseason. Instead, they parted ways early on with McMillan, who took over the team himself as interim coach in 2021 and then led it to the Eastern Conference Finals. McMillan had a 99-80 record as a coach in Atlanta.
Snyder, who left Jazz after the preseason, appears to be in the best of hands, although interviews with Charles Lee (associate head coach for the Milwaukee Bucks) and Kenny Atkinson (assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors) are also to be conducted.
Prunty, who had already acted as interim coach in 2018, will take over for the time being. Back then, he took over the Bucks for the released Jason Kidd and led them to a 21-16 record.