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Report: Kenny Atkinson Didn’t Want to Coach Nets’ Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving | Bleacher Report

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) and head coach Kenny Atkinson, left, stand on the court in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Brandon Dill/Associated Press Kenny Atkinson was looking for an exit and received his wish when he and the Brooklyn Nets agreed to part ways Saturday. According to Yahoo Sports’ Vincent Goodwill, Atkinson struggled to mesh with the team’s two biggest offseason acquisitions, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Goodwill’s sources said the coach “wasn’t …

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Nets players were behind Kenny Atkinson’s demise: sources

Nets players were behind Kenny Atkinson's demise: sources

The Nets say they “mutually parted ways” with Kenny Atkinson. Reality says the players got him fired, by ineffectiveness or insurrection. The body of work suggests Atkinson deserved better. With Brooklyn sitting seventh in the East and 20 games left, it was a shocking move to can Atkinson on Saturday …

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