The Brooklyn Nets will introduce their new head coach, Kenny Atkinson, at a press conference on Monday, May 16 at 1:00 p.m., at HSS Training Center. The press conference will be televised live on the YES Network and streamed live on both the Nets’ Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BrooklynNets) and brooklynnets.com.
The press conference comes one day before the NBA lottery where the Nets pick is owned by the Celtics.
The 48-year-old Atkinson, a Long Island native, spent four years in Atlanta, the last two as lead assistant to Mike Budenholzer. Before that, he was an assistant with the Knicks under Mike D'Antoni for four years. He spent 14 years playing overseas.
Atkinson is likely to be asked about his vision for the team as well as team personnel, free agents and his staff. Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that former Magic head coach and Spurs assistant Jacque Vaughn will be his No. 2, but that appointment has not been announced yet. Atkinson is not likely to be very responsive to questions about free agents under contract with other teams.
- Nets announce introductory press conference for Kenny Atkinson - Benny Nadeau -The Brooklyn Game
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