After reportedly seeking out former Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy, the Atlanta Hawks are now in talks with former Portland Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan to replace current coach Larry Drew, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
The Hawks interviewed for a possible head coaching position replacement on Wednesday. Drew, who is under contract until June 30, has been head coach for Atlanta for the past three seasons, holding a 128-102 regular season record and a 10-14 record in the playoffs.
Although Drew has not been formally fired, Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry is allowing Drew and his staff to look at other teams for employment.
Nate McMillan has a career winning percentage of .514, taking Portland and the Seattle Supersonics (now the Oklahoma City Thunder) to the playoffs. McMillan was also an assistant coach to Duke legend Mike Krzyzewski with Team USA in the 2006 FIBA World Championship and in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Ferry’s level of interest in McMillan is unclear,but, it is clear that Ferry has his sights set in a new direction for Hawks franchise.