NBA world reacts to Kenny Atkinson leaving the Hornets

The entire NBA is still in shock after Kenny Atkinson turned down a deal with the Charlotte Hornets and decided to stay with the Golden State Warriors instead.

Recall that Atkinson agreed to become the Hornets’ next head coach during the Golden State NBA Finals in 2022 against the Boston Celtics. Although everything seemed set for him to take over, he changed his mind after the Warriors won the championship.

According to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Atkinson chose to remain the Warriors’ top assistant because he felt it was best for him.

Of course, this took the whole world by surprise, especially with the start of the off-season and the upcoming 2022 NBA draft. Instead of the Hornets already planning what they should do, they had to go back to restart the hiring process.

For what it’s worth, while not a common occurrence in the NBA, the Hornets were out of luck as there were few serious candidates left.

Several fans and members of the media also couldn’t help laughing, joking and making interesting comparisons about the situation. As Ashley Nicole Moss of Sports Illustrated Let’s put it this way, it’s like the Warriors’ top aide went back to his ex-girlfriend with his current girlfriend without even realizing they had already broken up. Ouch!

Here are some of the funniest reactions to the Warriors Hornets situation involving Kenny Atkinson:

Celtics, Stephen Curry, Ime Udoka, Jason Tatum

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