Kenny Atkinson Rumors

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.
Griffin, an assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls, was one of four candidates confirmed to have been invited for meetings with the Sixers’ managing partners Joshua Harris and David Blitzer in New York this week. The other three candidates invited for second interviews are San Antonio assistant Brett Brown, Boston assistant Jay Larranaga and Atlanta assistant Kenny Atkinson.
The Atlanta Hawks announced today that Head Coach Larry Drew has added Kenny Atkinson to his staff as Assistant Coach/Player Development, and Bob Weiss as Assistant Coach/Consultant. They join Assistant Coaches Lester Conner and Bob Bender, and Player Development Instructor Nick Van Exel on the Hawks’ bench. In addition, Rick Sund has been named Senior Advisor, Basketball Operations, and Jeff Watkinson as Atlanta’s Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Kenny Atkinson, the Knicks highly regarded assistant coach whom Jeremy Lin credited for his meteoric rise last season, is close to a deal to join the Atlanta Hawks coaching staff, the Daily News has learned. According to a source close to Atkinson, he is leaving the Knicks for a position on Larry Drew’s bench. Atkinson was the Knicks player development coach and sat behind the bench at games.