Hawks: Trae Young on what he’s focused on under Quin Snyder

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The Hawks are starting a new era under Quin Snyder, and hopefully, he’s steered the ship out of the storm.

Before he took over, Atlanta was in tumultuous waters. Trade rumors, locker room beefs, a GM stepping down, and ownership meddling in basketball operations made the club look like a laughing stock.

Snyder is here to change all of that, and from the small sample size to end the season, I feel safe in saying things will look much different in Atlanta.

The Hawks played a different brand of basketball under Snyder than they did Nate McMillan, who is known for his unimaginative, rigid style of coaching. Quin Snyder, on the other hand, has been heralded as an offensive mastermind, pick-and-roll maestro, and one of the most innovative coaches in the NBA.

Pairing a coach like that with a superstar point guard in Trae Young has fans salivating, and rightfully so. The Hawks looked much different in the postseason, challenging the Celtics and forcing it to six games, including an impressive win at the Boston Garden as well as a road win over the Heat in the play-in tournament, who are currently in the NBA finals.

For the first time since that magical Eastern Conference Finals run, the basketball club feels like it’s ascending, but there’s more work to do. And Trae Young already knows what he needs to work on this Summer.

“I’m gonna focus a lot more on shooting 3’s… [Quin] likes us shooting a lot more 3’s. — getting good shots and making sure my 3-ball is back to where it needs to be,” Young said on his podcast.

Not to speak for Young, but I believe the superstar point guard is more so saying that he’s focused on getting better looks and getting his shot back to when he was hitting 3s at a 38% clip. Snyder is known for his offense’s high three-point rates, and I don’t imagine that changing, especially with the front office extending the sharp shooting Bogdan Bogdanovic.

The Quin Snyder era has begun, Hawks fans.

Photographer: Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire

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