Quin Snyder Agrees to Five-Year Deal to Become Head Coach of the Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have found their man. On Tuesday, the team announced the hiring of Quin Snyder as their new head coach.

The team and Snyder agreed to a five-year contract, according to multiple sources.

Snyder, who had been the head coach of the Utah Jazz since 2014, replaces Nate McMillan, who was fired after the Hawks missed the playoffs this season.

“We are thrilled to have Quin join the Hawks family,” said Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk. “He is an experienced coach who has a proven track record of developing young talent and building winning cultures. We believe he is the right person to lead our team to the next level.”

Snyder, who was an assistant coach with the Hawks from 2004-10, is known for his ability to develop young talent. He has also been credited with helping the Jazz become one of the top teams in the Western Conference.

“I am excited to join the Hawks family and to have the opportunity to work with this talented group of players,” said Snyder. “I look forward to helping the organization build a championship-caliber team and culture.”

The Hawks are hoping that Snyder’s experience and expertise can help the team take the next step and become a legitimate contender in the Eastern Conference.

Snyder will be on the sidelines for the Hawks’ first game of the season on Tuesday.