Kenny Atkinson might not Take Job With Hornets -

June 18th 2022 at 3:24pm CST by means of Arthur Hill

three:24pm: Atkinson will turn into the soldiers' new exact assistant below Steve Kerr, Wojnarowski writes in a full story. he will substitute Mike Brown, who is leaving to turn into the Kings' head educate.

Wojnarowski states that after Atkinson accepted the Hornets' job last week, he had "extra conversations" with the crew that made him reconsider. Sources tell Woj that Atkinson by no means signed a contract with Charlotte. He advised both groups of his resolution this afternoon.

2:39pm: Kenny Atkinson has determined to stay an assistant with the soldiers rather than becoming the Hornets' subsequent head educate, tweets ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Charlotte made the resolution to rent Atkinson eight days ago, with either side agreeing in principle on a four-12 months contract. Former trail Blazers head teach Terry Stotts and former Rockets head train Mike D'Antoni have been the different finalists for the job. Stotts is also among the reported candidates for the top coaching emptiness in Utah.

Atkinson, 55, simply accomplished his first season as an assistant instruct with Golden State, winning an NBA title for the primary time in his profession. He spent remaining season as an assistant on Tyronn Lue's body of workers with the Clippers and has been as assistant with the Knicks and Hawks as smartly. His most effective head teaching event came with the Nets from 2016-20.

contemporary reports mentioned fantastic reaction for the Hornets' choice to hire Atkinson and referred to that he's neatly-respected across the league.

Charlotte is left within the intricate position of being and not using a head train five days earlier than the draft and 12 days before the start of free company. It's now not clear yet whether owner Michael Jordan intends to shift to one in every of his different finalists or start the teaching search over.

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