Warriors coach nixes Hornets

Fred Jeter | 6/23/2022, 6 p.m.
Kenny Atkinson has changed his mind.
Coach Atkinson

Kenny Atkinson has changed his mind.

After verbally agreeing to become head coach for the NBA Charlotte Hornets, Atkinson will stay on as a Golden State Warriors assistant.

Atkinson had not formally signed a contract with Charlotte, but there were plans for that to happen this week.

Atkinson is a former University of Richmond standout who was the Brooklyn Nets head coach from 2016 to 2020. He has been a Warriors assistant since 2020.