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Stunner
04-17-2016, 02:30 PM
Sources on @TheVertical: The Brooklyn Nets have hired Atlanta assistant Kenny Atkinson as head coach


https://twitter.com/wojverticalnba/status/721766806529142785

Scoots
04-17-2016, 02:46 PM
Good hire, but surprised they made such a quick decision.

MJNetsIsles
04-17-2016, 04:01 PM
I like it. I don't know much about him but I definitely like it.

Why? Marks and Atkinson are both very professional.

The Nets are trying to clean up the mess Billy King made.

Step in the right direction for sure, since it can't get any worse.

Scoots
04-17-2016, 05:54 PM
Atkinson is a good teacher and player development coach who is good at working with everybody. Very respected. Pace and space coach, was a PG in college. I think he was a finalist for the Sixers job a few years ago.

Good hire, just surprised with the speed of the hire and that they didn't go for a "name".

ewing
04-17-2016, 05:59 PM
does he have a Spurs connection too?

Scoots
04-17-2016, 06:40 PM
does he have a Spurs connection too?

Only through coach Bud in ATL.

*Silver&Black*
04-17-2016, 10:45 PM
Bud already growing his own coaching tree (Jazz/Nets).

TheNumber37
04-17-2016, 11:12 PM
Well, Teague to Nets

MJNetsIsles
05-25-2016, 05:16 PM
Well, Teague to Nets

That would be something. Brooklyn can also trade Thaddeus Young and sign Al Horford.

Brook Lopez and Al Horford down low. Teague at Point Guard. Draft picks in return for Young.

Lil Rhody
05-25-2016, 05:53 PM
How does this effect the draft pick? That's all I care about

Firefistus
05-25-2016, 06:47 PM
Jazz hired Quinn Snyder who also was an assistant coach from Atlanta, I wonder if that has anything to do with it.

MJNetsIsles
05-25-2016, 09:32 PM
How does this effect the draft pick? That's all I care about

Badly for the Celtics.

Sure, this year you have the #3 pick. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Brooklyn will be a great and competitive team under Sean Marks.

The hire of Kenny Atkinson is another step in the right direction. Bad news for Celtics.

Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young, Bojan Bogdanovic, Sean Kilpatrick,
Rondae Hollis Jefferson, Chris McCullough, Markel Brown.

Brooklyn is not as bad of a team as the record shows.

Add a PG and a SG/SF and this team can be a Playoff contender again.

numba1CHANGsta
05-25-2016, 10:07 PM
woohoo?

IndyRealist
05-25-2016, 10:42 PM
Badly for the Celtics.

Sure, this year you have the #3 pick. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Brooklyn will be a great and competitive team under Sean Marks.

The hire of Kenny Atkinson is another step in the right direction. Bad news for Celtics.

Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young, Bojan Bogdanovic, Sean Kilpatrick,
Rondae Hollis Jefferson, Chris McCullough, Markel Brown.

Brooklyn is not as bad of a team as the record shows.

Add a PG and a SG/SF and this team can be a Playoff contender again.
Replace any lottery team's two worst starters with high end free agents and they're a playoff contender.

TheMightyHumph
05-26-2016, 01:42 AM
Replace any lottery team's two worst starters with high end free agents and they're a playoff contender.

Not sure Nets are going high end.

MJNetsIsles
05-26-2016, 05:16 PM
Brooklyn did the right thing by getting rid of Deron Williams and Joe Johnson.

Because of this they will be a player this year and beyond in Free Agency.

PG and SF is their 2 biggest positions of need, also backup Center behind Lopez.