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Who is Kenny Atkinson?
Kenneth Neil Atkinson abbreviated as Kenny Atkinson is a professional American basketball coach and a former player who serves as an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors of the NBA (National Basketball Association). From 2016 to 2020, he was the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. Having been born in Huntington, New York, he played college basketball for the University of Richmond where he led the team to a Sweet Sixteen berth in 1988.
How Old Is Kenny Atkinson?
He is 55 years old as of June 2022, having been born on June 2, 1967, in Northport, New York, U.S. Kenny shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Beetlejuice, Madison Hu, Colie.1, Michael Green, Conner Bobay, Sally Kellerman, Wentworth Miller, and many more.
Kenny Atkinson Family
Who are Kenny Atkinson’s Parents?
He was born to Neil Atkinson and Pauline Atkinson.
Does Kenny Atkinson have Siblings?
He has four siblings the names Steve Atkinson, Mike Atkinson, Tom Atkinson, and Brian Atkinson.
Kenny Atkinson Education
He received his high school education at St. Anthony’s High School. After high school, he attended the University of Richmond.
Kenny Atkinson Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Laura Atkinson.
Kenny Atkinson Kids
He and his wife Laura have two kids by the names Annika Atkinson and Anthony Atkinson.
Kenny Atkinson Career
A Playing Career
Before beginning a career in coaching, he played for Richmond where he averaged 18.9 points during his senior season. From 1993 to 2004, he then played professionally in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands. He also had tryouts with several NBA teams, including the Knicks in the summer of 1991. In 2020 he was inducted into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame.
An NBA Coaching Career
After having an impactful playing career, he joined the New York Knicks coaching staff as an assistant coach under Mike D’Antonio on August 6, 2008. After spending four seasons with the Knicks, he joined the Atlanta Hawks coaching staff under Mike Budenholzer in 2012. It was announced on April 17, 2016, that he would take the head coach job with the Brooklyn Nets once the Hawks’ season came to an end.
A Career with the Brooklyn Nets (2016 to 2020)
On October 26, 2016, Kenny made his NBA head coaching debut in a 122-117 loss to the Boston Celtics. With him as head coach, he got his first NBA win two nights later as the Nets defeated the Indiana Pacers 103-94. Overall, in his first season with the Nets, the Nets finished the season with a 20-62 record while also reaching a 0-10 record in February 2017. In his second season with the Nets, it saw the departure of Brock Lopez who was traded in an off-season deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.
In the early part of the season, the Nets were competitive however, another February fall saw the team go 1-9 ending any chance at a playoff bench. Overall, they finished the season with a 28-54 record an eight-game improvement over the previous season. In his third season with the Nets, he led them to a 42-40 record which was a 14-game improvement over the previous season, and a playoff berth as the sixth seed. However, the Nets lost in the first round of the playoffs in five games to the Philadelphia 76ers. On March 7, 2020, Kenny stepped down as head coach of the Nets.
A Career with the Los Angeles Clippers (2020 to 2021)
Kenny was hired as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers on November 16, 2020, under head coach Tyronn Lue.
A Career with the Golden State Warriors (2021 to Present)
The Golden State Warriors hired Kenny as an assistant head coach on August 13, 2021.
Kenny Atkinson Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 1inch (1.85m) and a weight of 82kg (180lbs).
Kenny Atkinson’s Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual salary of $2.5 million and a net worth of $35 million.