Charlotte Hornets proprietor Michael Jordan to fulfill with head-coaching finalists Mike D’Antoni, Kenny Atkinson this week, sources say

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Charlotte Hornets proprietor Michael Jordan is anticipated to fulfill with two finalists for the franchise’s teaching job this week, together with Mike D’Antoni, sources instructed ESPN.Golden State assistant Kenny Atkinson is ready to fulfill with Jordan on Tuesday, and D’Antoni’s go to is anticipated later within the week, sources stated.Atkinson and D’Antoni have already had two conferences with administration, together with with basic supervisor Mitch Kupchak, within the Hornets’ course of, sources stated.1 RelatedThe Hornets fired James Borrego after 4 seasons in April.D’Antoni was 217-102 in his 4 seasons (2016-2020) as Rockets coach, advancing as soon as to the Western Convention finals and thrice to the convention semifinals. D’Antoni, a two-time NBA Coach of the 12 months, led the Rockets to the best successful share within the Western Convention over these 4 years (.682), trailing solely the Toronto Raptors (.695) in all the league.Throughout 16 seasons as a head coach with Denver, Phoenix, the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Houston, D’Antoni is 672-527 (.560) and 54-56 within the playoffs. He’s a two-time NBA coach of the yr (2004 and 2017).Atkinson might change into the second Golden State assistant coach poised to go away the Warriors and take over a brand new group. Mike Brown was employed to educate the Sacramento Kings subsequent season.Atkinson was 118-190 in three-plus years with the Nets, inheriting a full rebuild and displaying enchancment every season till resigning after an injury-plagued 2019-20 season. He spent the 2020-21 season with the Los Angeles Clippers as an assistant earlier than becoming a member of Kerr’s employees forward of this run to the NBA Finals.

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