“I would like to thank (team owners) Tony (Ressler), Jami (Gertz) and Travis for putting their faith in me and giving me the opportunity to serve as head coach,” McMillan said in a statement released by the team. “I am truly blessed to be able to lead this special group into the future. I believe what we accomplished this season is just the beginning of what we can achieve if we stay connected and committed to each other.”
The Hawks did not disclose terms of the deal, but ESPN has reported it’s a four-year deal.
Schlenk and McMillan had agreed not to make anything official regarding McMillan’s future with the franchise until after the season was over. The more formal negotiations with McMillan’s agents took place Sunday, and a deal was struck Monday morning.
“The incredible job Nate did after taking over this season made this an easy decision,” Schlenk said earlier in the week. “We were able to see how gifted a tactician, motivator and leader he is firsthand, and the high level of respect and trust he earned from our players made securing him as our head coach our top priority.”
Staff writer Sarah K. Spencer contributed to this article.