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Report: Hawks name Nate McMillan as permanent head coach

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After an incredible turnaround season, Nate McMillan isn’t going anywhere.

The Atlanta Hawks reportedly have reached an agreement to keep McMillan as their head coach on a four-year deal.

McMillan became Atlanta’s interim head coach on March 1, taking over for Lloyd Pierce. The Hawks were struggling at that point in the season with a 14-20 record. McMillan changed the direction of the Hawks' season when he took over for Pierce, leading the team to a 27-11 record for the rest of the season. 

Atlanta's magical run continued as the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Hawks beat the New York Knicks in the first round and shocked the top-seeded Philadelphia Sixers in the second round, before falling to the Milwaukee Bucks in the conference finals.

This will be McMillan’s fourth full-time head coaching job, after having previous stops in Indiana, Portland and Seattle. He has a career coaching record of 688-599 over 20 seasons in the NBA.