By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Hawks thought they were going to be better this season after improvements in the off-season. However, the team could only muster a 14-20 record through 34 games.
“We would like to thank Lloyd for his work and commitment to not only the Hawks organization but the city of Atlanta,” Hawks President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Travis Schlenk said in a statement. “He and his wife Melissa are tremendous people, who have made a positive impact throughout the city. We have high expectations for our team on the court and we believe by making this change now that we can have a strong second half of the season.”
The team has struggled after De’Andre Hunter and Bogdan Bogdanovic have gone down with knee injuries. Also, Pierce has been questioned for his in-game management.
In two plus seasons, Pierce guided the team to a 63-120 record in 183 games. He did not have more than 29 wins in a season.
McMillan was an assistant coach for the team before the promotion to interim head coach. He joined the coaching staff on November 11, 2020.
Before joining the Hawks, he was the Indiana Pacers head coach. He also led the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle SuperSonics.
He is 661-588 in 1,249 career regular-season games. Also, McMillan has coached teams in 53 playoff games.
The team is hoping that by making this change, it’ll prove their chances to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.
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