Tag: NBA Head Coaches

Will Hardy on the sidelines with the Boston Celtics during the 2022 NBA Playoffs. (Image: Getty)

Utah Jazz Hire Will Hardy to Replace Quin Snyder as Head Coach

The Utah Jazz hired Will Hardy — an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics — as their new head coach to fill a vacancy after Quin Snyder abruptly stepped down in early June. At 34, Hardy is now the NBA’s youngest active head coach. Hardy spent last season as an […]

Kenny Atkinson calling out a defensive assignment while on the sidelines with the Golden State Warriors during the 2022 NBA Playoffs. (Images: Elsa/Getty)

Kenny Atkinson Won’t Become Charlotte Hornets’ Next Head Coach

Buzz City is, well, buzzing at the shocking news that “Kenny said no!” Just when you thought that the Charlotte Hornets hired Kenny Atkinson as their new head coach, Atkinson backed out of the deal and will remain an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors. Mike D’Antoni and Terry […]

Kenny Atkinson (left) on the sideline with Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors. (Image: Getty)

Charlotte Hornets to Hire Kenny Atkinson as New Head Coach

The Charlotte Hornets narrowed down their search for a new head coach to Kenny Atkinson or Mike D’Antoni, but team owner Michael Jordan ultimately tapped Atkinson to fill the vacancy. James Borrego spent four-plus seasons as the head coach with the Hornets and amassed a 148-183 record since taking over […]

Quin Snyder led the Utah Jazz to six-straight playoff berths, but they never advanced to the Western Conference Finals. (Image: Getty)

Quin Snyder Resigns as Head Coach of the Utah Jazz

After eight seasons as the head coach of the Utah Jazz, Quin Snyder stepped down and resigned much to the dismay of the franchise and CEO Danny Ainge. The Jazz hired Snyder for his first NBA head coaching job at the start of the 2014-15 season. In eight years, Snyder […]

Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James will select a new head coach among three finalists including Darvin Ham (left), Kenny Atkinson, and Terry Stotts (far right). (Image: Clutch Points)

Darvin Ham, Terry Stotts Finalists for LA Lakers Head Coaching Vacancy

The Los Angeles Lakers frantically have been looking for a new head coach and after an extensive search, three candidates are still in the running: Darvin Ham, Terry Stotts, and Kenny Atkinson. With the Lakers narrowing their search to a final three, it quickly ended any speculation that Doc Rivers […]

Kenny Atkinson on the sidelines of a Brooklyn Nets game during his last stint as a head coach in 2020. (Image: Michael Reaves/Getty)

Kenny Atkinson, Terry Stotts Interview for Lakers Gig

The Los Angeles Lakers continued their search of a head coach and interviewed Kenny Atkinson and Terry Stotts. Atkinson is currently an assistant coach under Steve Kerr with the Golden State Warriors, and the Lakers were granted the opportunity to interview Atkinson. Fellow assistant coach — Mike Brown — was […]

The LA Lakers are interested in hiring Darvin Ham, a top assistant coach with the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks. (Image: Matt Kelley/AP)

Lakers Interview Darvin Ham, Adrian Griffin for Head Coaching Vacancy

The search to replace former head coach Frank Vogel continues while the Los Angeles Lakers conduct interviews with top assistant coaches like Darvin Ham from the Milwaukee Bucks and Adrian Griffin from the Toronto Raptors. Meanwhile, Doc Rivers is still mentioned as being at the top of the shortlist of […]

Mark Jackson on the sidelines of a Golden State Warriors game in 2013. (Image: Getty)

LeBron James Likes Mark Jackson as Lakers’ Next Head Coach

The Los Angeles Lakers need a new head coach after firing Frank Vogel on Monday, and LeBron James has already hinted at someone he likes for the job — Mark Jackson. But many fans would rather not have Jackson, who ran an antiquated offense with the Golden State Warriors. The team […]

Jack McKinney spent just 14 games as the head coach of the LA Lakers at the start if 1979-80 season before he suffered a near-fatal bicycle accident. (Image: Getty)
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The Architect of the Showtime: Who is Jack McKinney from the LA Lakers?

Pat Riley gets a lot of credit for engineering the Showtime-era LA Lakers in the 1980s, but it’s former head coach Jack McKinney who deserves all the credit for introducing run-and-gun offensive concepts that would help lead the Lakers to five championships between 1980 and 1988. McKinney is a former […]

Luke Walton on the sideline while coaching the Sacramento Kings earlier this season. (Image: Tyler Kaufman/AP)

Sacramento Kings Fire Head Coach Luke Walton After 6-11 Start

Luke Walton didn’t last a month into the new NBA season before the Sacramento Kings fired him as their head coach after a 6-11 start. The Kings promoted associate head coach Alvin Gentry as their interim head coach. Since joining the Kings at the start of the 2018-19 season, Walton […]