Nate McMillan passes Red Holzman in coaching wins as Hawks win 5th straight
Nate McMillan has amassed 696 coaching wins in his career spent with Seattle, Portland, Indiana and Atlanta.
Trae Young scored 21 of his 30 points in the second half, Clint Capela finished with 10 points and 15 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks closed a perfect five-game homestand with a 113-101 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.
The Hawks held Oklahoma City to 11 points on 4-of-25 shooting in the third period. John Collins finished with five blocks to tie a career high.
McMillan’s 696th win as a coach in Portland, Seattle, Indiana and Atlanta moved him into 19th place all-time, one more than Red Holzman.
“I really didn’t even think about it,” he said. “I was more concerned with getting the sweep here at home.
“It’s just been a blessing for me to have the opportunity to even coach in this league. It’s something I never really thought about until the end of my career and (former Seattle coach) George Karl asked me to be on his staff. To be able to have all the opportunities that I’ve had is really a blessing.”