Kenny Atkinson Rumors
Kenny Atkinson pushed me to take my game to another level. Darvin Ham shared the tricks he picked up during his long NBA career to help me develop my skills around the basket. And then there was Quin Snyder, who was the first coach who took me under his wing while he was an assistant here. The big difference between regular NBA players and superstars isn’t just talent, but the way they train. Quin and I just kind of clicked right away when I came to the Hawks, and he began working with me to develop skills that I hadn’t really touched before. His belief in me built up my confidence so much.
You remember that Hawks assistants Quin Snyder and Kenny Atkinson were granted permission to interview for the head coach position with the Sixers. The job was filled by Spurs assistant Brett Brown in August. I’m told that Snyder withdrew his name from consideration. Atkinson did interview for the position before Brown was hired.