Kenny Atkinson

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Kenny Atkinson
Brooklyn Nets
Position Head coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1967-06-02) June 2, 1967 (age 49)
Northport, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school St. Anthony's
(South Huntington, New York)
College Richmond (1986–1990)
NBA draft 1990 / Undrafted
Playing career 1990–2004
Position Point guard
Coaching career 2004–present
Career history
As player:
1990–1991 Wichita Falls Texans
1991 Long Island Surf
1991–1992 Wichita Falls Texans
1993–1995 Real Canoe NC, Vrigne Ardenne
1995 Vino de Toro Zamora
1995–1996 Baloncesto Salamanca
1996–1997 Calpe Aguas de Valencia
1997–1998 Pasta Baronia Napoli
1998–1999 SG Braunschweig
1999–2000 Montpellier Basket
2000–2001 AS Golbey Épinal
2001 FC Mulhouse Basket
2001–2002 Hermine de Nantes Atlantique
2002 ALM Évreux Basket
2003 DJK Würzburg
2003 Demon Astronauts
2003–2004 Hermine de Nantes Atlantique
As coach:
2004–2006 Paris Basket Racing (assistant)
20082012 New York Knicks (assistant)
20122016 Atlanta Hawks (assistant)
2015–2016 Dominican Republic
2016–present Brooklyn Nets

Kenneth Neil "Kenny" Atkinson (born June 2, 1967) is an American former professional basketball player who is currently the head coach for the Brooklyn Nets. 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.

Playing career[edit]

He had played professionally in Italy,[1] France,[2][3] Germany,[4][5] Spain[6] and the Netherlands[7][8] from 1990 to 2004. He had tryouts with several NBA teams, including the Knicks in summer of 1991.

NBA coaching career[edit]

Atkinson joined the New York Knicks coaching staff as an assistant coach on August 6, 2008.[9]

In 2012, after four seasons with the Knicks, he joined the Atlanta Hawks coaching staff.

Brooklyn Nets[edit]

On April 17, 2016, it was announced that Atkinson would take the head coach job with the Brooklyn Nets once the Hawks' season comes to an end.[10]


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