Kenny Atkinson...future head coach?
Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:36 PM
Several years earlier, Dolan wanted Atkinson removed from the coaching staff because he believed he was talking to the media. However, former Knicks president Donnie Walsh insisted that Atkinson stay. Atkinson was barred from speaking to certain reporters.
Two years later, Dolan would not allow Atkinson out of his contract to the join the Portland Trail Blazers
I read that as, "whatever issues Dolan had about snitching/media leaks were satisfactorily addressed at least two years ago."
Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:45 PM
“I mean this guy wakes up at 6 a.m. every morning,” Lin said last February. ““I’ll text after a game at midnight, 1 o’clock when I go home and I’ll say, ‘Hey can I look at those turnovers. Can I look at the upcoming team? How they run pick and rolls?’ And he ’ll have the film ready when I walk into the facility the next morning.
“When I wasn’t playing much, we were working out before practice, and after practice he was picking apart my game, teaching me what it’s like to play in Coach D’Antoni’s system.”
Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:22 PM
If this dude is the PG whisperer for D'Antoni's system, then maybe the plan is to give Drew one more year and bring in D'Antoni.
When D'Antoni left NY, Lin's stats started to decrease... that's because Atkinson was the whisperer for D'Antoni's system.
Well, Ferry sees the possibilities with Teague. He has a team full of shooters now. This is a dress rehearsal for what will be the team next year when D'Antoni takes over.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:39 PM
“I would say my formation as a coach is more from an international standpoint,” says Kenny. “That’s where I learned to coach, and there’s a big emphasis on skill work and shooting; an up-tempo and open style that’s predicated on good skills.”
Sounds like he is coming in similarly to how Woody did for D'Antoni in NY last year. Bring in some new blood that Drew isn't use to.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:56 PM
Hope this rumor is true!
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