1990 / Undrafted
180 lb (82 kg)
| 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
| June 2, 1967 (age 48)
Northport, New York (1967-06-02) |
(South Huntington, New York)
Richmond Spiders men's basketball
Mike Budenholzer, Darvin Ham, Al Horford
Kenneth Neil Atkinson (born June 2, 1967) is an American former professional basketball player who is currently the head coach for the Brooklyn Nets. He previously served as the Director of Player Development for the Houston Rockets in 2007–08. Born in Huntington, New York, Atkinson played college basketball for University of Richmond, where he led the Spiders to a Sweet Sixteen berth in 1988.
He had played professionally in Italy, France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands from 1990 to 2004. He had tryouts with several NBA teams, including the Knicks in summer of 1991.
Atkinson joined the New York Knicks coaching staff as an assistant coach on August 6, 2008.
In 2012, after four seasons with the Knicks, he joined the Atlanta Hawks coaching staff.
On April 17, 2016, it was announced that Atkinson would take the head coach job with the Brooklyn Nets once the Hawks' season comes to an end.
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