Warriors Rumors: Kenny Atkinson Nearing Contract to Be Lead Assistant on Kerr's Staff

Blake SchusterContributor IJuly 8, 2021

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 29:  Head coach Kenny Atkinson of the Brooklyn Nets reacts against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena on February 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Former Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson is nearing an agreement to join the Golden State Warriors and an assistant to head coach Steve Kerr, according to Shams Charania and Anthony Slater of The Athletic. 

The two reported Dejan Milojevic and Jama Mahlalela are also joining Kerr's staff in developmental roles after the coaches spent the last decade working with forwards in the Toronto Raptors organization. 

Atkinson spent the last season as an assistant to Tyronn Lue on the Los Angeles Clippers, which now loses a second staff member after Chauncey Billups was hired as the head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers last month.