Report: Lakers get permission to interview Kenny Atkinson
The Los Angeles Lakers’ coaching search continues to gradually progress.
They have already interviewed Golden State Warriors assistant (and former Lakers head coach) Mike Brown, former Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts, Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham and Toronto Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin.
Now, it looks like the team will talk to former Brooklyn Nets head man Kenny Atkinson next.
Atkinson started his coaching career as an assistant for the New York Knicks during the 2008-09 season. After four years there, he moved on to be an assistant with the Atlanta Hawks.
He then coached the Nets from 2017 to 2020, which meant he was in Brooklyn for the first year of Kyrie Irving’s tenure with the squad.
Atkinson is currently on Steve Kerr’s staff with the Warriors.
ESPN Sources: The Los Angeles Lakers have received permission to interview Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson for the franchise’s head coaching job. Atkinson has already interviewed for the Charlotte Hornets’ job.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 12, 2022