Report: Kenny Atkinson reneged with Hornets due to family reasons

Warriors assistant coach Kenny Atkinson, who turned down the Hornets
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Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson backed out of an agreement to become Hornets head coach.


Will Kunkel of Queen City News:

“Family reasons” is obviously a vague explanation. Atkinson of course considered his family before accepting Charlotte’s offer. What changed?

Maybe a fuller picture will eventually emerge. Until then, this bit of info is the best explanation I’ve seen of the highly unusual situation.