When the Atlanta Hawks revealed that they had parted ways with head coach Nate McMillan on Tuesday, all eyes were on who could replace him.
The Hawks, even with their troubles, are one of the most exciting teams in the East with a few huge stars on the roster.
There is plenty of potential for greatness with the team so many people would throw their hats into the ring to take over.
Quin Snyder could make his NBA return with the Hawks … who were his final stop as an assistant before becoming the Jazz’s head coach for eight seasons pic.twitter.com/krjDqSF9vG
— Eric Walden (@tribjazz) February 21, 2023
Adrian Wojnarowski has reported on a few possible candidates for the position, including Milwaukee Bucks assistant Charles Lee and Kenny Atkinson of the Golden State Warriors.
The frontrunner for the position, however, may be Quin Snyder, who most recently coached the Utah Jazz for years.
Snyder coming to Atlanta makes a lot of sense for several reasons.
Most notably, Snyder was an assistant coach for the Hawks during the 2013-14 season.
Since his departure from the Jazz, insiders have said that Snyder has been eager to get back into coaching in the league.
His time with the Jazz was mostly successful, although it never resulted in them making the Finals or winning a ring.
Utah held a 374-264 record during his tenure running the team and had six playoff appearances during eight seasons.
Since leaving the Jazz, it’s felt like Snyder would definitely return to coaching at some point and every vacancy in the league has led to speculation about him.
But it sounds like the Hawks have the best chance at landing him, partly because of his skills and partly because of his association and relationship with the team.NEXT: Details Are Emerging On Why Nate McMillan Was Fired