June 2, 1967 |
Huntington, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||St. Anthony's
(South Huntington, New York)
|NBA draft||1990 / Undrafted|
|1990–1991||Wichita Falls Texans (CBA)|
|1991||Long Island Surf (USBL)|
|1991–1992||Wichita Falls Texans (CBA)|
|1993–1995||Real Canoe NC, Vrigne Ardenne|
|1995||Vino de Toro Zamora|
|1996–1997||Calpe Aguas de Valencia|
|1997–1998||Pasta Baronia Napoli|
|2000–2001||AS Golbey Épinal|
|2001||FC Mulhouse Basket|
|2002||ALM Évreux Basket|
|2004–2006||Paris Basket Racing (assistant)|
|2008–2012||New York Knicks (assistant)|
|2012–present||Atlanta Hawks (assistant)|
Kenneth Neil "Kenny" Atkinson (born June 2, 1967) is an American former professional basketball player who is currently an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. He previously served as the Director of Player Development for the Houston Rockets in 2007–08. Born in Huntington, New York, Atkinson played college basketball for University of Richmond, where he led the Spiders to a Sweet Sixteen berth in 1988.
He had played professionally in Italy, France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands from 1990 to 2004. He had tryouts with several NBA teams, including the Knicks in summer of 1991.
NBA coaching career
Atkinson joined the New York Knicks coaching staff as an assistant coach on August 6, 2008.
In 2012, after 4 seasons with the Knicks, he joined the Atlanta Hawks coaching staff.