NBA rumors: Kenny Atkinson turns down Hornets job, returns to Warriors - NBC activities


record: Atkinson turns down Hornets job, will return to Warriors

It feels like Warriors suitable assistant instruct Kenny Atkinson is staying within the Bay in any case. 

After it up to now become stated that Atkinson agreed to a four-yr deal to become the Charlotte Hornets' new head train, Atkinson reportedly changed his intellect.

Atkinson changed into provided the job right through the NBA Finals but additional discussions led him to agree with it was optimum to dwell with the warriors, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said Saturday, citing sources. 

He reportedly suggested the Hornets that he gained't become the franchise's new instruct and should reside with Golden State. 

Atkinson spent his first season on the warriors' bench this 12 months and helped train the team to an NBA championship. 

The season prior, Atkinson served as an assistant for the los angeles Clippers. 

He up to now became the pinnacle teach of the Brooklyn Nets from 2016-2020 where he became praised for helping turn the subculture round in Brooklyn. 

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Atkinson now will stay with the warriors and be a part of the celebratory festivities as they continue, then get right lower back to work for subsequent season. 

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