Kenny Atkinson Rumors

The Nets banked on the hum of the city to close on Atkinson, though he needed no such convincing. He was out to dinner with Marks, Pavlova and Razumov the evening after his interview when someone suggested they ditch the restaurant and head to Barclays Center for a Duran Duran show. A black SUV whisked them there. They sipped wine and watched from the owner’s suite before an impromptu midnight trip to the rooftop of the Nets’ practice facility, with pristine views of the Manhattan skyline. “At night,” Atkinson said, “the views are even more spectacular.”
2 months ago via ESPN
How tough was it to pull the trigger on the Brook Lopez trade? What were the emotions like? Kenny Atkinson: “Very hard. Very hard. Very hard. I thought Brook bought in 100 percent. That’s hard with a guy who’s had I don’t know how many different coaches. He embraced our culture. He was a pleasure to be around every day. That was probably the hardest decision that I’ve made being a head coach. And that’s part of being a head coach. It’s not just coaching these darn games.
Storyline: Brook Lopez Trade
Kenny Atkinson: it’s a great second opportunity for D’Angelo. When i talked to him immediately after the trade, I felt like he was so enthusiastic. Luke [Walton] is a helluva coach, but I thought he was just looking for a fresh start. So we’re like a fresh program, fresh start, and I really hope that can jumpstart him.”