The Atlanta Hawks have hired former NBA player Nick Van Exel as an assistant coach, the team announced on Wednesday.
He was previously a player development instructor for the Hawks from 2010-12.
“Since his playing career ended, Nick has been very successful in helping develop young guards for the teams he’s worked with, including several that have turned into All-Stars,” said Hawks Head Coach Nate McMillan in a press release. “We feel he’ll be a great addition helping our young core guards continue to progress.”
Van Exel, 49, returns to Atlanta from the Dallas Mavericks, where he was a scout the last two seasons. The former head coach of the Texas Legends of the NBA G League (2015-16), Van Exel also has coaching experience with the Memphis Grizzlies (2016-19), Milwaukee Bucks (2013-14), and Texas Southern University (2009-10).
The 1998 NBA All-Star played 13 years in the league (1993-2006) with the LA Lakers, Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, and San Antonio Spurs.