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Atlanta Hawks Hire Quin Snyder as Head Coach

Quin Snyder takes over Atlanta Hawks head coaching duties effective immediately.
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On Sunday evening, the Atlanta Hawks officially hired Quin Snyder as the team's next head coach. After days of reporting, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN was the first to report this news.

According to Wojnarowski, Snyder has reached an agreement on a five-year deal (including the rest of the season). Shams Charania of The Athletic recently reported that Snyder is expected to make $8 million annually.

Snyder, 56, brings an impressive coaching resume to Atlanta. The veteran coach has worked in the college ranks, overseas, and, most recently, with the Utah Jazz. During his time in Salt Lake City, Snyder helped build a regular season machine where he won 58.5% of the 636 games he coached.

Atlanta's organization looks to Snyder to help calm the nerves of a rattled franchise and fanbase. Luckily, the former NBA All-Star head coach has ample experience in that area.

Atlanta fired Nate McMillan on Tuesday, February 21, during the NBA All-Star Break. McMillan spent less than two years on the job and will best be remembered for galvanizing Atlanta's young roster during the 2020-21 NBA season and leading them to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Unfortunately for McMillan, his team's performance only went down after Atlanta removed his interim tag before the 2021-22 NBA season. McMillan reportedly beefed with Young and considered resigning throughout the season.

With a new head coach and front office in place, it is now up to the players to hold up their end of the bargain.