Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin blasted Shams Charania for the insider’s report about Nate McMillan.
Charania published a report for The Athletic on Friday wherein he mentioned that McMillan has considered resigning from his place as head coach of the Hawks. Charania additional reported that McMillan seems to be close to the tip of his time with the Hawks after the season — if he doesn’t resign earlier than then.
Koonin joined Carl Dukes and Mike Bell on 92.9 The Recreation in Atlanta on Friday. He ripped Charania’s report and known as it “trash journalism.”
“Trash journalism,” Koonin mentioned of the report. “That is made-up stuff. I’m actually calling Shams out. It’s simply hack journalism. Hack.”
McMillan and Hawks star Trae Younger had a spat earlier this season that resulted in Younger skipping a recreation. McMillan grew to become Atlanta’s interim head coach in March 2021 after the firing of Lloyd Pierce. The 58-year-old was finally given the job completely after the group went on a 27-11 run beneath him and reached the Japanese Convention finals.
This season, the Hawks have gone a disappointing 17-18, however there’s nonetheless loads of time to enhance.