Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that Kenny Atkinson "has a growing reputation as a bit of a self-promoter" according to "several current and former NBA coaches."

Atkinson is a candidate to become the next head coach of the Chicago Bulls.

Cowley adds that "the Bulls just ridded themselves of a guy like that when they fired Jim Boylen last month."

Atkinson spent four seasons with the Brooklyn Nets and was fired in March.