Kenny Atkinson

Marks, Atkinsonlook back at Nets' 2017-18 season

Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks and Head Coach Kenny Atkinson talk about the 2017-18 season and this upcoming offseason during a session with the media

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Kenny Atkinson on Boston Celtics: 'This is the best defensive team in the league'

<i>Brooklyn Nets’ head coach Kenny Atkinson gave a nod to the Boston Celtics’ defense prior the two teams’ matchup on Wednesday.</i><p>The Boston Celtics have been winning with defense all year long. Brooklyn Nets’ head coach Kenny Atkinson acknowledged their effectiveness on that end of the court prior to …

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Russell learning how to make teammates better

BOSTON — It’s easy to say the NBA’s regular season is in garbage time, but the Nets’ 7-5 record down the stretch includes two wins over playoff-bound …

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Why is Atkinson’s job safe? Popovich praise provides a clue

BOSTON — As the NBA regular season winds to a close, so will a number of coaching tenures around the league.<p>Several coaches on the hot seat have …

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Allen Crabbe scores career-high 41 vs. Bulls

Allen Crabbe scored 29 points in the first half and finished up almost as strong, finishing Monday's win with a career-high 41 points, five boards, …

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Atkinson sees better Nets defense, stronger offense

The Nets played their home finale against the Bulls Monday night at Barclays Center and came in with seven more victories than last season’s …

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Brooklyn Nets: A look at coach Kenny Atkinson’s season

Both players were coming into the season as likely backups, but coach Atkinson had them ready for their moment when the injury bug hit. His …

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Nets are seeing their project pay off — maybe too well

After the Nets spent last season trying to build up Joe Harris’ confidence, he set a goal to shoot 40 percent from 3-point range. Turns out he’s been …

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Newly-arrived vet Cunningham glad to help lead Nets

CHICAGO — The Nets are the sixth team for which Dante Cunningham has played in nine NBA seasons, but in the space of a mere two months since joining …

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Nets rain down the 3-pointers to stun the Bucks

MILWAUKEE — The Nets’ long-range shooters dealt a blow to the Milwaukee Bucks’ hopes of moving up in the Eastern Conference playoff race.<p>They hit 3s …

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Allen Crabbe starting on Thursday night

Allen Crabbe is starting on Thursday night against the Bucks.<p>He's back after an illness kept him out of the lineup. Crabbe had been cooling off, but …

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Dinwiddie, Crabbe, Joe, RHJ, Allen starting

Spencer Dinwiddie, Allen Crabbe, Joe Harris, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Jarrett Allen will start against the Bucks on Thursday.<p>Coach Kenny Atkinson …

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D’Angelo Russell knows he has to step it up next year

Despite D’Angelo Russell’s first season in Brooklyn being arguably the best of his short career, the Nets point guard admits it could have gone …

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Isaiah Whitehead has surgery on injured right wrist

PHILADELPHIA — Nets guard Isaiah Whitehead had successful surgery Tuesday to repair the scapholunate ligament in his right wrist. The procedure was …

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Nets whipped by 76ers as they stumble toward finish line

PHILADELPHIA — The Nets have been talking about finishing strong, about building momentum this season for the offseason, and next season.<p>This wasn’t …

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NBA executives weigh in on next generation of head coaches

Steve Clifford understands the grind. Before becoming Charlotte’s head coach in 2013, Clifford’s NBA journey included four assistant-coaching stops, …

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Nets get lesson in winning process from 76ers

PHILADELPHIA — The 76ers’ organization could have trademarked the term “The Process,” which describes the total reconstruction project that began …

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Everything you need to know about Heat playoff seeding and tiebreaker scenarios

Some Heat notes on a Monday:<p>With the NBA taking Monday off out of deference to the men’s NCAA championship game, there won’t be scoreboard watching …

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Jahlil Okafor’s rotation exile could spell his end with Nets

Jahlil Okafor has been banished from the Nets rotation, turned into persona non grata. And with the young center set to hit unrestricted free agency …

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Nets-Pistons Postgame Quotes

Head Coach Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn Nets<p><b>On the biggest issue slowing down Detroit’s point guards:</b><br>“We didn’t. I’ll just make it general. I thought we …

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How a project has quietly turned himself into a Nets asset

PHILADELPHIA – Much has been made about the Nets’ player development, after the success of reclamation projects Spencer Dinwiddie and Joe Harris. But …

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Nets' Atkinson on the Sixers: 'They’re a juggernaut right now'

Brooklyn has some strong pieces to move forward with, but developing the core will take some time, as it did with the Sixers. Wednesday's game in …

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Kelly Oubre 1-of-26 from deep past 5 games

Kelly Oubre had another rough game on Sunday with four points on 2-of-8 shooting, one assist, and zero other stats in 16 minutes.<p>Oubre has gone cold …

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LISTEN UP! Russell, Acy, Allen and Atkinson post-game audio

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Pistons take 4-game win streak into Brooklyn

NEW YORK -- The Detroit Pistons are playing better recently but it is likely a case of too little, too late.<p>The Pistons are on a four-game winning …

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Wired: Top Pickups Week 25

<b>Week 25 Schedule Grid: Games Played</b><p><b>4 Games</b>: ATL, BOS, DAL, GSW, IND, LAL, ORL, PHI, TOR<p><b>3 Games</b>: BKN, CHA, CLE, CHI, DEN, DET, HOU, LAC, MEM, MIA, …

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Nets deny Heat a clincher, beat Miami 110-109 in OT

Picture imperfect: Heat fine Whiteside, may be at crossroad<p>MIAMI (AP) -- On the court, it was a bad night for the Miami Heat.<p>And postgame, it got …

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Brooklyn Nets battle for win that builds momentum

MIAMI — Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had about six stitches above a swollen left eye, but no regrets.<p>The Brooklyn Nets forward was in fact still bleeding …

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Former Nets star Kidd leads Hall of Fame class

Former Nets all-time great Jason Kidd, two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, and former All-Stars Ray Allen and Grant Hill headlined the 13-member Basketball …

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Nets’ Joe Harris is in high gear driving to basket

MIAMI — When the Nets first went to work developing Joe Harris, the idea was he could be comparable to elite spot-up shoot Kyle Korver that Kenny …

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