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AP Source: Atkinson Decides Not To Coach Charlotte Hornets

Jun 18, 2022, 3:29 PM
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Assistant coach Kenny Atkinson reacts to a play in the third quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game Four of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 10, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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CHARLOTTE, NC – Kenny Atkinson’s tenure as coach of the Charlotte Hornets is over before it started.

A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Atkinson has reversed course and will not take over as coach of the Hornets.

The move came Saturday, more than a week after the Golden State assistant had agreed to a four-year contract.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because neither Atkinson nor the Hornets revealed any details of the talks or agreement publicly.

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AP Source: Atkinson Decides Not To Coach Charlotte Hornets