The Atlanta Hawks have been one of the best teams in the NBA since they replaced Lloyd Pierce with Nate McMillan.

"Sources tell me there's strong momentum toward the Hawks making Nate McMillan their permanent head coach," said Shams Charania. "There haven't been any negotiations as of yet. The plan is to retain Nate McMillan."

The Hawks finished the season in fifth in the Eastern Conference.

"If you're Travis Schlenk and that ownership group, I don't think you can make a case for you to get off Nate McMillan," added Charania. "Their hands are tied at this point. Nate McMillan appears to be the guy in Atlanta."