Kenny Atkinson spurns Hornets to stay on Warriors' bench: 보고서

Atkinson reversed course more than a week after agreeing to a four-year contract with the Hornets, AP 통신은. 그만큼 Hornets never announced Atkinson as the new head coach and remain one of two teams in the NBA without a head coach as the offseason nears.

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파일 - Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson watches during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, 2 월. 1, 2020, 워싱턴.

파일 – Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson watches during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, 2 월. 1, 2020, 워싱턴. (AP 포토 / 닉 와스, 파일)

It’s unclear what sparked the reversal. Warriors played appeared to be thrilled when they heard the news Saturday the assistant coach was staying on the staff. Fellow assistant Mike Brown took the Sacramento Kings job in May.

We knew the amazing job Kenny did when he was in Brooklyn. That doesn’t get talked about enough,” Warriors guard Jordan Poole 말했다. “For him to be able to bring all of the knowledge and the insight and the positive emotion and militaristic drive that he has, to already add that to a winning culture is amazing. And we got a ring because of that. … He obviously is extremely invested and believes we can do it again. You want guys like that and people like that.

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Golden State Warriors assistant coach Kenny Atkinson, 왼쪽, talks with assistant coach Mike Brown during a timeout during the first quarter of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, 금요일, 유월 10, 2022, in Boston.

Golden State Warriors assistant coach Kenny Atkinson, 왼쪽, talks with assistant coach Mike Brown during a timeout during the first quarter of Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, 금요일, 유월 10, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

앤드류 위긴스 추가: “That means a lot. He gave up a head coaching job to come back.

Atkinson has been regarded as one of the top assistant coaches in the NBA. He was on the bench for the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks from 2008 ...에 2016 before getting a job with the Brooklyn Nets.

Atkinson was 118-190 with the Nets and made one a playoff appearance.

He was with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2020-21 before joining the Warriors prior to this season.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, 센터, celebrates with teammates as he holds the Bill Russell Trophy for Most Valuable Player after the Warriors beat the Boston Celtics in Game 6 to win basketball's NBA Finals, 목요일, 유월 16, 2022, in Boston.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, 센터, celebrates with teammates as he holds the Bill Russell Trophy for Most Valuable Player after the Warriors beat the Boston Celtics in Game 6 to win basketball’s NBA Finals, 목요일, 유월 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The Hornets fired James Borrego after the 2021-22 시즌. Borrego was with Charlotte but failed to make the playoffs.

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