Kenny Atkinson Rumors
“It was a whirlwind, all of that: Kenny, then Jacque having to step up, the season getting canceled, not knowing where, then ended up going to the bubble,” Allen said. “And then Steve Nash, nobody was really expecting that. I didn’t know what was going on; it was all a whirlwind. But overall I’m really happy.”
The LA Clippers announced today that Associate Head Coach Dan Craig and Assistant Coaches Kenny Atkinson, Chauncey Billups, Larry Drew and Roy Rogers have joined Head Coach Tyronn Lue to complete the team’s coaching staff for the 2020-21 NBA season. Cam Hodges, Shaun Fein, Dahntay Jones and Beau Levesque will also be joining the organization in coaching and player development roles. The Clippers have retained Assistant Coaches Jeremy Castleberry and Brendan O’Connor.
“We have assembled a strong and experienced group of coaches with diverse backgrounds and perspectives,” said Lue. “They will provide our players with every opportunity to improve individually and excel as a team. As coaches, their skillsets are different, but they are all great teachers with a passion for player development, who understand how to impart their knowledge. I couldn’t be more excited to get on the court with this group.”
Tyronn Lue’s first coaching staff with the Clippers is taking shape, with the team nearing agreements with several key assistants. Miami assistant Dan Craig, former Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson and Larry Drew, a former head coach who most recently served on Lue’s Cleveland staff, have committed to join the Clippers as assistants, though their hiring is not yet official because deals have not been finalized, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
Marc Stein: The Clippers have formally interviewed Chauncey Billups for a spot on Ty Lue’s coaching staff, league sources say As @NYTSports reported last week, former Nets coach Kenny Atkinson and Miami assistant coach Dan Craig emerged as the Clippers’ first two prime targets to join Lue