Some big but not surprising news out of Atlanta as Nate McMillan will be returning to the coach the Hawks next season. But no longer as interim coach but as the permanent head coach as he will sign a four year deal with the Hawks. McMillan became the interim coach for the Hawks after the team started off 14-20 under coach Lloyd Pierce who was let go after the poor start.
McMillan turned this team around, the Hawks went 27-11 and earned the number five seed in the eastern conference. The Hawks first upset the Knicks in the first round and then beat the number one seed in the conference, the 76ers in seven games. The Hawks ended up falling to the Bucks in six games in the conference finals. Despite the loss, the Hawks held their heads high after that series. Nobody expected them to be in that situation, the Hawks overachieved this year.
Obviously Trae Young was the key reason why the Hawks went as far as they did but some credit has to go to Nate McMillan. Taking over a team that was 14-20 to getting them to the conference finals, hell of a job. Congrats to McMillan, he deserves this.