Lakers interviewing Kenny Atkinson for head coaching position

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Lakers interviewing Kenny Atkinson for head coaching position

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Lakers interviewing Kenny Atkinson for head coaching position

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Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Can confirm the @Adrian Wojnarowski report that Kenny Atkinson is interviewing for the Lakers’ head-coaching opening. He’s also in the running for the Hornets’ opening. sfchronicle.com//sports/warrio…10:27 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN story on the Lakers getting permission to interview Kenny Atkinson for franchise’s head coaching job: es.pn/3PdGtdk9:42 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN Sources: The Los Angeles Lakers have received permission to interview Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson for the franchise’s head coaching job. Atkinson has already interviewed for the Charlotte Hornets’ job. – 9:06 PM

More on this storyline

Plaschke noted in his interview that in his discussion with Jeanie, she pushed back against the mere idea of trading LeBron, so it certainly doesn’t feel like that is a remote possibility. He also said he believes the Lakers would keep Westbrook next season and would make it a requirement for the next head coach to make it work with Westbrook, LeBron and Anthony Davis. -via Silverscreenandroll.com / May 11, 2022
Former Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts, Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Darvin Ham, Toronto Raptors assistant coach Adrian Griffin and Jackson are the four known candidates to have interviewed with the Lakers to date. Sources maintain that the Lakers’ search is moving deliberately at least in part because L.A. wants to see if Philadelphia’s Doc Rivers or Utah’s Quin Snyder makes it to the open market this offseason. -via marcstein.substack.com / May 7, 2022
Mark Jackson was indeed a Klutch client in the past and, sources say, maintains a strong relationship with Klutch CEO Rich Paul, whose foremost client, of course, is the Lakers’ LeBron James. There is undeniably a level of support within the Klutch camp for Jackson’s candidacy with the Lakers, but Jackson’s chances of finally getting another NBA coaching shot after an eight-year wait are much stronger with Sacramento. -via marcstein.substack.com / May 7, 2022

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