According to information from ESPN, Kenny Atkinson, former coach of Brooklyn, should become the new coach of the Charlotte Hornets.
The Charlotte Hornets have their new coach. According to the always very well informed journalist ofESPN Adrian Wojnarowski, Kenny Atkinson Set to Be Michael Jordan’s New Franchise Coachin the NBA, even in the long term, and more precisely for the next four years, still according to information fromESPN. In recent years, Atkinson has notably been the coach of the Brooklyn Nets franchise, and more precisely between the years 2016 and 2020. The main interested party had become the favorite to be appointed to this position, while his name has even been circulating since. few days now.
Golden State assistant Kenny Atkinson has agreed to a four-year deal to become the new coach of the Charlotte Hornets, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 10, 2022
Atkinson started in Paris
The leaders had even met him, and this for the third time in all. There were only two names left for the position, and Atkinson was in competition with a certain Mike D’Antoni. On arrival, he is therefore the lucky one and he thus succeeds James Borrego. However, until the outcome of these finals, Kenny Atkinson retains his current position as assistant to Steve Kerr, within the Golden State Warriors franchise. Over the past two years, the Charlotte Hornets have each time failed to make it past the “play in” milestone. A very young team that will have to rebuild, especially defensively. Last year, the Charlotte Hornets had then conceded an average of 113.1 points on a total of 100 possession. Note that Kenny Atkinson began his coaching career on the Paris side.