Kenny Atkinson turns down Hornets head coaching job

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According to ESPN, Kenny Atkinson has changed his mind and will not accept the Charlotte Hornets head coaching job.

Atkinson reportedly agreed to a four-year deal on June 10 to accept the job, but ultimately he’s decided to stay with the 2022 Champion Warriors as the top assistant to Steve Kerr.

Mike D’Antoni and Terry Stotts were the other two finalists for the Hornets vacant job, so one of those two could be the choice of team owner Michael Jordan and general manager Mitch Kupchak. 

Atkinson, 55, last was a head coach with the Brooklyn Nets from 2016-2020.

Since then, he was an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2020-21 season and assistant with Golden State the year after.


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