The Atlanta Hawks have made an in-season coaching change.
After firing Nate McMillan earlier this week, the Hawks have already found their next head coach.
They have hired former Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder.
Even though the deal is not official yet, it is expected to be announced within the coming days.
Breaking: Quin Snyder and the Atlanta Hawks are progressing in talks on a deal to make him the franchise’s next head coach, sources tell @wojespn.
A resolution could come within days. pic.twitter.com/wlhTPiFbpD
— ESPN (@espn) February 24, 2023
Snyder is an experienced head coach and has had plenty of success in the league.
He was the head coach in Utah for eight seasons.
During that time he had a record of 372-264 and had six consecutive winning seasons.
Snyder now joins an Atlanta team in need of some guidance.
That would be a w move imo
— Showtime (@DubsForever30) February 24, 2023
Many fans are behind Snyder becoming the new head coach in Atlanta.
But, there are still a few that are skeptical.
What did he do to that makes people think he’s going to be different than Nate
— ter¡yak¡ takes (@teriyakitakes) February 24, 2023
They have a nice young core of players in place but have struggled to get anything going this season.
Atlanta is currently 29-30 on the year and is in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.
It will be interesting to see if the Hawks can make a run with Snyder now leading the way.
The Hawks have too many good players to be struggling the way they are this season.
Trae Young and DeJounte Murray are both all-star caliber guards, along with John Collins and Clint Capela for size.
But, Snyder is going to command that his players play defense.
That has not been a strong suit of Young’s.
Trae Young better up His Defensive play or Quin benching Him
— Yasuke (@Yasuke1886) February 24, 2023
It is odd to see a team fire a coach and then immediately hire a new one within one week.
Usually, teams go to an interim coach for the rest of the season before finding their long-term option.
That just goes to show how strongly the Hawks felt about Snyder being their guy.NEXT: NBA Insider Discusses Trae Young’s Future In Atlanta