Jordan Ott, an assistant coach with the Hawks and former assistant at Michigan State, will be joining the Nets coaching staff according to a tweet by Jeff Teague.
It appears Hawks' video coordinator Jordan Ott may be going to Nets along with Kenny Atkinson. https://t.co/iLPzN7HMJh— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) May 13, 2016
Ott has worked for the Hawks since 2013 when he was hired as a video coordinator after five years in a similar job under Michigan State's Tom Izzo. Last season, he was promoted to assistant coach. Ott holds bachelors and masters degrees in sports management. Ott has helped run draft workouts and was an assistant coach on the Hawks' summer league team.
While a deal is not officially in place, it is headed in that direction, writes Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He adds Atkinson and Ott have worked together on the Hawks’ Las Vegas Summer League coaching staff and on the Dominican Republic National Team last summer.
There's been no announcement yet on Ott. Nor has there been any announcement on Adrian Wojnarowski's report of two weeks ago that Jacque Vaughn, the former head coach for the Magic would join Atkinson's staff as lead assistant.
NBA coaching staffs usually include six or seven assistant coaches in addition to a strength and conditioning coach.