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76ers To Conduct Second Interviews With Atkinson, Brown, Griffin, Larranga

Kenny Atkinson, Brett Brown, Adrian Griffin and Jay Larranga will receive second interviews with the Philadelphia 76ers' ownership this week, according to sources. David Vanterpool and Michael Curry remain possible candidates for the job. Sam Hinkie has interviewed multiple candidates since taking the 76ers' GM job.
Via RealGM
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Assistant Jay Larranaga Granted Second Interview With Sixers

Eventually, the Sixers are going to name a head coach, and new general manager Sam Hinkie‘s needlessly long process to fill the vacancy will end. Once it does, there is still a chance Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga could be the guy in the big seat. Larranaga is one of four candidates who were asked back for second-round interviews with the Sixers, Yahoo! Sports reports. After...
Via NESN.com
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jay Larranaga a finalist for 76′ers coaching job

Jay Larranaga, who was at one point thought to be auditioning to replace Doc Rivers before the surprising Brad Stevens hire, is now reportedly a finalist for the Philadelphia 76′ers head coaching job. Several head-coaching candidates will meet with Philadelphia 76ers ownership in New York this week in a second round of interviews, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Four assistant...
Via Red's Army
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

76ers' hunt for a head coach continues

The 76ers' search for a coach continues to percolate. The team interviewed Boston Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga on Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported. The Sixers are also reportedly going to interview Atlanta Hawks assistants Quin Snyder and Kenny Atkinson for the job vacated by Doug Collins in April. Larranaga, whose father, Jim Larranaga, is the University of Miami coach...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

What Kind of Role Will Coach Dave Hopla Fill For Knicks?

With the Knicks' roster looking set (except for occasional Rasheed Wallace rumor) heading into training camp next week, the team is looking to put the finishing touches on its coaching staff.Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported that the Knicks are hiring Dave Hopla to fill a vacant seat on the team's bench. Hopla, a well-know shooting consultant, will reportedly...
Via Knicks Journal
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Drew adds Weiss, Atkinson as assistants with Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) -- Former Hawks coach Bob Weiss is returning to Atlanta as an assistant coach and consultant on coach Larry Drew's staff. Weiss was the Hawks' coach from 1990-93. He was also head coach with San Antonio (1986-88), the Los Angeles Clippers (1993-94) and Seattle (2005-06). The Hawks on Tuesday also announced former Knicks assistant Kenny Atkinson has joined Drew...
Via Fox Sports South
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Drew adds Weiss, Atkinson as assistants with Hawks

Former Hawks coach Bob Weiss is returning to Atlanta as an assistant coach and consultant on coach Larry Drew's staff. Weiss was the Hawks' coach from 1990-93. He was also head coach with San Antonio (1986-88), the Los Angeles Clippers (1993-94) and Seattle (2005-06). The Hawks on Tuesday also announced former Knicks assistant Kenny Atkinson has joined Drew's staff...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Assistant Coach Kenny Atkinson Set to Leave Knicks for Hawks

The Knicks are poised to make their biggest push towards a championship title in years this upcoming season. In preparation to do so, New York has surrounded their stars with a core of savvy veteran role players.Thus, the team has gotten older and wiser. The players ready to don orange and blue next season are proven and experienced. Because of this, there are seemingly fewer opportunities...
Via Knicks Journal
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Kenny Atkinson Close To Joining Hawks As Assistant Coach

Kenny Atkinson is viewed as an eventual head coaching candidate and is credited for his development of Jeremy Lin.
Via RealGM
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Credit Knicks' assistant Atkinson with boosting Lin's game  

Kenny Atkinson is the guy behind the guy. In the days and weeks before Jeremy Lin became an international phenomenon, the then-mostly anonymous second-year point guard from Harvard was just another fringe NBA player assigned to work with Atkinson, the Knicks’ mostly anonymous developmental coach and no-nonsense workaholic.
Via NY Daily News
February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Shooting Touch giving Away $25,000 Grant to Fund International 10-month Work Program

From our friends at Shooting Touch: The Shooting Touch Sabbatical Program, referred to as “The Basketball Peace Corps,” grants graduating college seniors the opportunity to travel the world and partake in a 10-month international work program using the platform of basketball to help foster education and influence positive social change in third world communities. The...
Via SLAM Online
January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Works in progress

It was more than two hours before the Knicks played the Raptors last night at the Garden, but there was plenty of action already on the court. Knicks assistant coaches Phil Weber, Dan D’Antoni and Kenny Atkinson were putting some of their young players through a vigorous workout. Rookie...
Via The New York Post
January 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Shooting Touch Shootout to Take Place on December 28-29

Our friends from Shooting Touch have sent us the following press release about their upcoming High School basketball tournament: The Shooting Touch Shootout Brings Holiday Basketball Tradition Back to Boston Eight east coast teams from four major cities will compete in the most elite high school holiday basketball tournament in the country BOSTON — The inaugural “Shooting...
Via SLAM Online
December 21, 2011  |  Discuss
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