Saturday night, Golden State Warriors They will visit the Sacramento Kings for Game 1 of their first round playoff series.
They had an up and down season but managed to finish the year with a 44-38 record as the sixth seed.
Tuesday afternoon, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN As reported Houston Rockets He was given permission to interview Warriors assistant coach Kenny Atkinson.
Via Wojnarowski: “ESPN sources: Houston has received approval to interview Golden State associate head coach Kenny Atkinson for the franchise coaching job. Atkinson accepted the Charlotte job before changing his mind and staying with Golden State a year ago to rebuild the Nets into a playoff team.
The Rockets need a head coach After Stephen released SilasHe served as a coach for three seasons.
Meanwhile, Atkinson is in his second season as an assistant for the Warriors.
He was the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets for four seasons and led them to the NBA Playoffs in 2019 (they were on a three-year playoff drought).
Overall, he is one of the best head coaching candidates in the league and could make a great coach for the next team.
He is also a key member of the Warriors staff, so he will be a big loss.
The Warriors have won the NBA championship in four of the last eight seasons and have reached the finals six times in that span.