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Atlanta Hawks reach deal to remove interim tag from coach Nate McMillan’s title



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Sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the deal is for four seasons for McMillan, who led the Hawks to the Eastern Conference finals. The Hawks then completely turned things around, going 27-11 to close out the season and claim the fifth seed in the East.

But that was only a prelude to Atlanta’s stunning playoff run, which saw it knock off back-to-back higher-seeded opponents – the fourth-seeded New York Knicks and top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers – before pushing the Milwaukee Bucks to six games even with star guard Trae Young hobbled for half the series. “The season obviously ended the other day, and we started talking to his agents yesterday and came to a deal this morning.”

McMillan entered this season having spent 16 years as an NBA head coach – five with the Seattle SuperSonics, seven with the Portland Trail Blazers and the previous four with the Indiana Pacers – before being hired as Pierce’s top assistant coach. The Hawks didn’t come to an agreement on a contract extension with Collins before the season, meaning he’ll be a restricted free agent next month.

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