The Atlanta Hawks are adding Nick Van Exel to Nate McMillan's staff as an assistant coach. Van Exel had previously worked for Atlanta for three seasons as a player development coach from 2010 to 2013.

Van Exel got started in coaching after his 13-year playing career ended in 2006. He's been on staffs with the Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks, in addition to the Hawks, in the NBA. He started his coaching career at Texas Southern University.