Longabardi will join the Hawks bench fresh off a season with the Kings. He has had stops with the Wizards, Suns, Celtics and Rockets. He also worked as an associate head coach with the Cavaliers in 2016 on the staff of then-coach Tyronn Lue.
A Brooklyn native, Longabardi is a defensive-minded coach who came up under Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau as well as former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy.
With the Hawks looking to adapt the culture of their defense, Longabardi could bring along principles that allow them to do so.