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Report: Kenny Atkinson reneged with Hornets due to family reasons

Warriors assistant coach Kenny Atkinson, who turned down the Hornets

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 16: Assistant coach Kenny Atkinson of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Boston Celtics during the first quarter in Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 16, 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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Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson backed out of an agreement to become Hornets head coach.


Will Kunkel of Queen City News:

“Family reasons” is obviously a vague explanation. Atkinson of course considered his family before accepting Charlotte’s offer. What changed?

Maybe a fuller picture will eventually emerge. Until then, this bit of info is the best explanation I’ve seen of the highly unusual situation.