Quin Snyder and company have been busy in the weeks since the Hawks bowed out to the Boston Celtics in the opening round of the playoffs. After taking over as head coach late into the season, Snyder rolled with the previous regimes’ assistant coaches and supporting staff all the way until the final whistle of Game 6.
But now, the reported coaching hirings have come in rapid succession in the lead up to the 2023 NBA Draft. It seems as though there will be no holdovers from Nate McMillan’s tenure, as Snyder has aimed at stamping his own mark by bringing in faces he’s familiar from other coaching stops.
First, Bryan George was brought over from his most recent position with ASVEL Basket of the LNB Pro A — the top men’s basketball league in France — as reported on June 12 by Jeff Schultz of The Athletic.
The Hawks are adding Bryan George to Quin Snyder's staff as video coordinator, player development. George was an assistant coach for a team in France that is run by former Spurs guard Tony Parker.— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) June 12, 2023
Then, the next day, the news of veteran NBA and overseas player Ekpe Udoh was broken by Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
Later, Lauren Williams of the AJC broke the news of Reggis Onwukamuche’s hiring as well.
Reggis Onwukamuche has been added as player development coach— Lauren L. Williams (@WilliamsLaurenL) June 13, 2023
Bryan George will be DAV (player development/advance scouting/video).
The six full assistant coaches are reportedly as follows:
- Igor Kokoskov - lead assistant
- Antonio Lang - lead assistant
- Mike Brey
- Brittni Donaldson
- Jeff Watkinson
- Steve Klei
Others reported include:
- Bryan George - player development/video assistant/advanced scout
- Reggis Onwukamuche - player development
- Bryan Bailey
- Sanjay Lumpkin
- Ekpe Udoh
Update as of 11:00 AM ET, June 14
The Atlanta Hawks have officially announced their coaching staff for 2023-24.
The Atlanta Hawks today announced multiple additions to Head Coach Quin Snyder’s coaching staff, as
Bryan Bailey, Mike Brey, Brittni Donaldson, Steve Klei, Igor Kokoskov, Antonio Lang, Sanjay Lumpkin, Ekpe Udoh and Jeff Watkinson have joined as assistant coaches; Reggis Onwukamuche as player development coach and Bryan George in DAV (player development/advance scouting/video).
“We have assembled a coaching staff that brings together a diversity of experiences and expertise to develop, connect with and challenge our players,” Snyder said. “Each of our coaches bring something unique to our group and I am excited to work with this staff and find ways to continually improve our team.”