As ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports, Los Angeles Lakers has obtained permission to interview the assistant of Golden State Warriors, Kenny Atkinsonfor the post of head coach.
17-time NBA champion fired as soon as 2021/2022 season ends frank vogelJoe was with the franchise for 3 years, in which his first season brought the team the title, in his second he fell in the first round of the playoffs, and in his third year, the Lakers did not qualify for the postseason.
The Angelenos’ record in the recently completed regular season was 33 wins and 49 losses, their worst since the 2015/2016 season, when they barely won 17 games and lost 65, under the command of byron scott,
they will take their time
The Lakers’ front office, led by owner Jenny Buss and general manager Rob Pelinka, is in no rush to make a decision on who will coach next season, with several candidates on the agenda.
Among them, the latest to join the list is Atkinson, who has experience as a great talent developer, as an assistant, and as a head coach for just 3 seasons with the Brooklyn Nets.
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Other prospects to occupy the Los Angeles bench are Terry Stotts, who was head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers for 9 years, Darwin Hamm, Mike Buddenholzer’s assistant at the Milwaukee Bucks, Adrian Griffin, Toronto Raptors assistant and former Warriors coach Mark Jackson. .
Kenny Atkinson will be interviewed by the Los Angeles Lakers