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LeBron James’ new Lakers coach could be Spanish

The Los Angeles Lakers will meet with Kenny Atkinson, coach with dual Spanish and American nationality who led the Nets

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The Los Angeles Lakers are still looking for a coach for next season and the last name that has sounded to replace the fired Frank Vogel is that of Kenny Atkinson .

Darvin Ham, Terry Stotts, Adrian Griffin, Mark Jackson, Nick Nurse, Juwan Howard and Doc Rivers are some of the names that have been considered in Los Angeles to coach the Lakers next season.

ESPN reports that the Lakers have already asked the Golden State Warriors for permission to interview Kenny Atkinson, Steve Kerr’s assistant coach.

Why does Kenny Atkinson have a Spanish passport?

New York coach Kenny Atkinson is an old acquaintance of the Spanish fans after spending four years playing in Spain after passing through the ranks of Canoe, Zamora, Salamanca (with whom he made his debut in the ACB) and Calpe Aguas Valencia.

Four years in which he met his wife, Spanish, and obtained dual nationality , thus becoming the first coach with Spanish nationality to sit as head coach on an NBA bench.

Kenny Atkinson’s career as an NBA coach

Kenny Atkinson was coach of the Brooklyn Nets between 2016 and 2020, achieving a record of 118 wins and 190 losses and achieving playoff qualification in his third season.

Last season Kenny Atkinson, who is one of the candidates to coach the Charlotte Hornets alongside Mike D’Antoni and Darvin Ham, worked as an assistant coach to Tyronn Lue at the Los Angeles Clippers.


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