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Brooklyn Nets close to naming new coach

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The New York Knicks have been an absolute mess in 2015-16 and they are hoping to correct with their latest hire. Longtime Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Kenny Atkinson is the guy expected to be introduced as the newest Nets coach according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. 

The Nets are expected to make a formal announcement as soon as Sunday (today). The 48-year old Atkinson will finish out the playoffs with Atlanta, where he has been Mike Budenholzer’s top assistant coach for the past two years. Atkinson has been considered one of the most, if not the most, prepared NBA assistants to ascend into a head-coaching job.

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