Nate McMillan was fired as coach of the Atlanta Hawks after guiding the NBA club to a 29-30 start to the 2022-23 campaign, the team announced Wednesday (AEDT).
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Hawks general manager Landry Fields said assistant coach Joe Prunty would serve as the interim head coach.
“Decisions like these, especially in-season, are always extremely difficult, but we believe it’s in the best interest of our team to move forward with another voice leading the way,” Fields said.
McMillan finished with a 99-80 record as coach of the Hawks, having started as an interim coach after a mid-season firing in 2021 and guiding Atlanta to the Eastern Conference finals.
“I would like to thank Nate for his leadership and professionalism during his time with the…