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Hawks Coaching Staff Educates Nearly 200 Local Coaches at 'Coaches Clinic presented by Adidas'

On Monday evening, Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Nate McMillan and the Hawks Basketball Academy hosted their 11th annual ‘Coaches Clinic presented by adidas’ at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex, the official practice and training facility for the Hawks. More than 125 local coaches learned directly from the team’s coaching staff at the free clinic.


“It is so important for us as coaches to share our knowledge,” said McMillan. “By sharing our knowledge, it helps these coaches get better and teach the game the right way, which will help so many children and teenagers in the Atlanta area grow their love of the game.”

At the beginning of the clinic, the coaches had the opportunity to network withone another. Then, McMillan was joined by assistant coaches Joe Prunty, Mike Longabardi, Jamelle McMillan, Matt Hill and Nick Van Exel to lead a 90-minute course that broke down the fundamentals of the game. The Hawks coaching staff also spoke to the importance of overall player development and wellness.


“We are grateful to adidas for joining us in hosting our annual Coaches Clinic,” said Hawks’ Vice President of Basketball Development Jon Babul. “As we continue to serve as a community asset, we hope that the coaches leave here with a solid foundation to teach the game in a positive way to the young athletes across our local communities.”


In addition, the coaches in attendance received swag bags courtesy of adidas filled with a journal and t-shirt.


The Hawks Basketball Academy’s annual Coaches Clinic presented by adidasis a premium education experience for basketball coaches in Georgia to learn coaching fundamentals and principles from nationally recognized clinicians and thought leaders in the coaching industry. Since its inception in 2011, theHawks Coaches Clinic has continued to impact coaches of all levels and grow the game of basketball in Georgia. More than 2,500 community coaches have benefited from the Hawks Basketball Academy’s Coaches Clinics, Virtual Coaches Clinic Series and Jr. NBA Curriculum resources.


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