It's Official: The Atlanta Hawks Have Their New Head Coach


Trae Young, Dejounte Murray and Co. officially have a new boss. The Atlanta Hawks have done the expected, and hired as their new head coach former Utah Jazz bench boss Quin Snyder.

According to NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, it's a five-year deal, and Snyder could take the helm as soon as the Hawks' next game, Tuesday night at home against the Washington Wizards.

Snyder was the team's first choice immediately upon the dismissal of Nate McMillan just five days ago. The 56-year-old resigned from the Jazz this past summer after leading the team to six straight playoff appearances.

The move to quickly bring in Snyder, according to Woj's sources, was to have him establish his practices in-season, hopefully lead the team on a playoff run, and "evaluate the franchise's players on the way into the offseason."

According to the report, Snyder's former All-Star player with the Jazz, Donovan Mitchell, now with the Cleveland Cavaliers, took the young Hawks' star Trae Young aside two nights ago and sung the praises of Snyder as a coach, sharing "how instrumental he had been in his own development into an All-Star."

How Snyder and Young work together will go a long way to determining the success of the Hawks, both the rest of this season and beyond.

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