ThePermission to interview Sources told ESPN that Kenny Atkinson will be the assistant coach for the franchise, according to ESPN sources.
Sources say that the Lakers have been meeting candidates regularly in recent weeks. They plan to speak with Atkinson in near future.
As an assistant coach and head coach of the NBA, Atkinson earned a reputation for player growth. Atkinson was the head coach for the NBA for three years.He led his team to the playoffs in their third season of 2018-2019.
Atkinson, who is finishing his first season as a member of Steve Kerr’s staff with the Warriors has also emerged as a candidate in this election‘ search. Sources said that Atkinson was interviewed by the Hornets in recent times. Mike D'Antoni Sources said assistant Darvin Ham were also considered serious candidates for the Hornets' process.
Ham was a former coach of the Lakers.Terry Stotts is coach Adrian Griffin, assistant and Mark Jackson, former coach of Golden State. The Lakers are not rushing to hire anyone in the near future and there is no real need to.
After a 33-49 season that saw them fall out of the playoffs, Frank Vogel was fired by the Lakers.
Atkinson's record was 118-190 over three years with the Nets. He inherited a complete rebuild and showed improvement each season, until his resignation following an injury-plagued 2019-202020 season. The 2020-2021 season was spent with the Nets.Prior to joining Kerr’s staff, I was the highest-paid assistant in the league.