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Hawks’ Nate McMillan enters protocol; six Atlanta players leave the list

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Dec 17, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks hawks head coach Nate McMillan on the sideline against the Denver Nuggets in the second half at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 17, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks hawks head coach Nate McMillan on the sideline against the Denver Nuggets in the second half at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta’s Nate McMillan on Saturday became the latest NBA head coach to enter the league’s health and safety protocol.

Head coaches Doc Rivers of the Philadelphia 76ers and Michael Malone of the Denver Nuggets joined the protocol list on Thursday.

Six Hawks players left the protocol Saturday and are expected to join the team in Portland for their game against the Trail Blazers on Monday: Sharife Cooper, Danilo Gallinari, Kevin Huerter, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Onyeka Okongwu and Delon Wright.

The Hawks (16-19) are in fourth place in the Southeast Division.

–Field Level Media