Nate McMillan earns 700th career win

Atlanta Hawks coach Nate McMillan watches during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr.)
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Atlanta Hawks coach Nate McMillan watches during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr.)

Credit: Hakim Wright Sr.

Credit: Hakim Wright Sr.

It happened in an odd way, but the Hawks’ win in Indiana on Wednesday night gives coach Nate McMillan his 700th career win.

McMillan wasn’t there in person, as he elected to isolate out of caution after coming into contact with assistant coach Jamelle McMillan, who entered the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols earlier Wednesday. Assistant coach Chris Jent technically was at the helm, but McMillan passes the milestone nonetheless.

McMillan ranks fourth in wins among active head coaches: Gregg Popovich (1,316), Doc Rivers (1,003) and Rick Carlisle (845).

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