Hawks Are "Progressing" in Talks With Quin Snyder on Head Coach Gig

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Hawks Are “Progressing” in Talks With Quin Snyder on Head Coach Gig

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The Atlanta Hawks could be on the verge of signing one of the best free-agent head coaches.

Former Utah Jazz leading man Quin Snyder has reportedly been a candidate since the organization let Nate McMillan go earlier this week. Now, the two sides are reportedly focused on discussing what a future together might look like, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. And a final decision could come soon.

While the Hawks still have a lot to figure out, there is no question that hiring Snyder would be considered a significant step in the right direction. The former Hawks assistant holds a career record of 636-372 as a head coach, only ever finishing with a below-.500 record in his first two years with the Jazz. During the 2020-21 season, Snyder finished with the West’s best record at 52-20.

Atlanta currently sits 8th in the Eastern Conference and 3.5 games back from the 6th seed. Whether or not Snyder could help this Hawks team go on a run this season is a fair question, but there is little question that his presence should set them up for more consistent success moving forward. For a Bulls team that has hung by their side over these past two seasons, that is certainly something to keep in mind.

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.