ISTANBUL

The Atlanta Hawks named assistant coach Nate McMillan as the interim head coach, the NBA club announced.

“McMillan joined the Hawks coaching staff on Nov. 11, 2020. As head coach with Seattle (2000-05), Portland (2005-12) and Indiana (2016-20), McMillan led his teams to a 661-588 (.529) mark in 1,249 career regular season games and has 53 games of postseason coaching experience,” Atlanta said in a statement on Monday.

Eleventh-place Hawks started the season with a 14-20 record in the Eastern Conference.

On Monday, the club parted ways with Lloyd Pierce after two and a half years.

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