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Hawks fire Nate McMillan at 2023 All-Star break

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Before the start of the NBA’s second season, the Atlanta Hawks will have a new head coach. Nate McMillan has been fired.

He is dismissed after leading the Hawks to the eighth-best record in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks currently have a 29-30 record on the season.

Former Atlanta Hawks head coach Nate McMillan and star Dejounte Murray look on during a break in the action against the Phoenix Suns
Nate McMillan and star Dejounte Murray look on during a break in the action against the Phoenix Suns (Photo by Adam Hagy/NBAE via Getty Images)

At the time of publication, no interim head coach has been named. Whoever the team chooses to be their interim head coach, he will lead the players at home on Friday night against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers. The game will tip off at 7:30 pm. 

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He was hired by the Hawks in November 2020 as an assistant coach under then-head coach Lloyd Pierce. However, on March 1st, 2021, he was named their interim head coach after the team decided to part ways with Pierce. 

In July 2021, the Hawks decided to make McMillan their full-time head coach. He signed a four-year agreement at the time. 

As the Hawks head coach, he was 99-80 in 179 games. 

In his NBA career, McMillan has guided his teams to a 760-668 in 1,428 games. He has served as a head coach for the Seattle SuperSonics, the Portland Trail Blazers, Indiana Pacers, and the Hawks. 

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Despite having a winning record in the regular season, McMillan’s team’s have struggled in the playoffs. He is just 28-48 in 76 playoff games. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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