Kenny Atkinson Close To Joining Hawks As Assistant Coach
Kenny Atkinson is close to a deal to join the Atlanta Hawks as an assistant coach.
Atkinson was the Knicks' player development coach and sat behind the bench during games. Atkinson was the only member of the coaching staff who wasn't relieved of his duties when Mike D'Antoni resigned.
Atkinson was widely credited for his development of Jeremy Lin.
Atkinson is viewed as an eventual head coaching candidate.