Nate McMillan is the Head Coach of the Atlanta Hawks. In July of 2021, McMillan became the 30th Head Coach in Hawks history.
After taking over as Head Coach in March of the 2020-2021 season, the Atlanta Hawks finished with a record 27-11, winning Coach McMillan the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month (March). Led by McMillan, the 2020-2021 Hawks reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals, upsetting the 4th seed New York Knicks. Before coaching in Atlanta, Coach McMillan was the Head Coach of the Indiana Pacers (2016-2020), Portland Trail Blazers (2005-2012), and Seattle SuperSonics (2000-2005). In Indiana, Coach McMillan led the Pacers to the NBA Playoffs four straight seasons and owned a regular season record of 183-136. In Portland, he held a regular season record of 266-269 with three NBA Playoff appearances, as well as a 212-183 regular season record in Seattle.
Nate McMillan was born on August 3, 1964, in Raleigh, North Carolina and went to William G. Enloe High School. He attended Chowan College for two years, later transferring to North Carolina State University where he helped lead the team to two NCAA Tournament Elite Eights (1985 & 1986). In 1986, he was drafted with the 30th overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics and played all 12 seasons in Seattle. In the 1994-1995 NBA Season, McMillan led the league in steals and in back-to-back seasons (1994 & 1995), he made NBA 2nd Team All-Defense. Coach McMillan and his wife Michelle have a son, Jamelle, who was an Assistant Coach for the Pelicans (2013-2020) and later joined his father’s staff in Atlanta (2021-2022).