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Kenny Atkinson Out As Nets’ Coach

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Kenny Atkinson and the Brooklyn Nets agree to Mutually Part Ways

Earlier today, it was announced that the Brooklyn Nets and Head Coach Kenny Atkinson have agreed to mutually part ways. NBA.com is reporting that Jacque Vaughn will serve as the head coach of the Nets for the remainder of the season.

In a statement, General Manager Sean Marks said, “After discussions with Kenny about the progress of the season, we mutually agreed that a coaching change would be in the best interest of the team… This was an extremely difficult decision, however the organization believes it is one that is necessary at this time. Kenny was instrumental in developing our players and building the identity and culture we have become known for over these past four seasons. The foundation he helped put into place here is one that we will continue to build on in the coming seasons. We are forever grateful for all of Kenny’s hard work and dedication to the Nets and the Brooklyn community. Kenny, Laura and the Atkinson family will always remain a part of our Nets family and we wish them nothing but the best in the future.”

Kenny Atkinson had a 118-190 record in his time with Brooklyn. He was able to lead the Nets to the playoff one time in three-plus seasons with Brooklyn. He finishes third in Brooklyn history in games coached and fourth in games won.

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