Report: Rockets to interview Warriors’ Kenny Atkinson

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Report: Rockets to interview Warriors’ Kenny Atkinson

The Houston Rockets have received permission to interview Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson for their vacant coaching job, ESPN reported Tuesday.

The Rockets parted ways with Stephen Silas on Monday after a 22-60 season and a three-year record of 59-177.

Atkinson, 55, coached the Brooklyn Nets for four seasons and compiled a 118-190 record from 2016-20 with just one playoff appearance.

Atkinson appeared set to become the Charlotte Hornets’ head coach last June before opting to remain with Golden State. He is in his second season on Warriors coach Steve Kerr’s staff.

He was also an assistant for the Los Angeles Clippers in 2020-21.

The Rockets are also scheduling interviews with Toronto Raptors assistant coach Adrian Griffin and former NBA head coaches Frank Vogel, Ime Udoka, and James Borrego, according to Stadium.

–Field Level Media

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