The Charlotte Hornets have their new coach. According to the always well-known ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, Kenny Atkinson will be Michael Jordan’s new franchise coach, in the NBA, even in the long run, or more precisely for the next four years, according to information from ESPN. In recent years, Atkinson has been particularly the coach of the Brooklyn Nets franchise, and more precisely between 2016 and 2020. The main interested party had become the favorite to be appointed to this position, while his name has even been circulating ever since. a few days now.
Golden State assistant Kenny Atkinson has agreed a four-year deal to become the new Charlotte Hornets coach, sources tell ESPN.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 10, 2022
Atkinson started in Paris
The executives had even met him and this for the third time in total. There were only two names left for this position and Atkinson was in competition with a certain Mike D’Antoni. Upon arrival, he is therefore lucky and so he succeeds James Borrego. However, until the end of these finals, Kenny Atkinson maintains his current position, namely that of Steve Kerr’s assistant, within the Golden State Warriors franchise. In the last two years, the Charlotte Hornets have failed to get past the historic “play in” moment every time. A very young team that will have to be rebuilt, especially in defense. Last year, the Charlotte Hornets had averaged 113.1 points out of a total of 100 possessions. Note that Kenny Atkinson began his career as a coach on the Paris team.