Hawks fire coach Nate McMillan

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The Atlanta Hawks The team announced the firing of coach Nate McMillan on Tuesday.

The Hawks are 29-30 at the All-Star break, below .500 and eighth in the Eastern Conference play-in spot.

“Decisions like this, especially during the season, are always very difficult, but we believe it is in the best interest of our team to move forward with another voice,” general manager Landry Fields said in a statement.

McMillan was 99-80 in three seasons as the Hawks’ head coach.

Assistant coach Joe Brundi will serve as interim coach. Brundy was 21-16 Milwaukee BucksInterim coach in 2018. Milwaukee is on a seven game losing streak Boston Celtics In the opening round of the playoffs.

Sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the Hawks will begin their search for a new head coach immediately, focusing on player development, accountability, and getting the Hawks’ offense and defense into the top 10 in the league.

The Hawks are planning a wide-ranging search, but one candidate expected to be at the top of the list is the former Utah Jazz Coach Quin Snyder, sources said. Bucks assistant Charles Lee and others are expected to be considered Golden State Warriors Assistant Kenny Atkinson.

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