After much buzz about who was going to be the next head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, it has officially been solved. The Cavaliers have finally decided and are bringing in Kenny Atkinson who has spent the past three seasons as an assistant with the Golden State Warriors. 

Before spending the past three seasons as an assistant with the Warriors, Atkinson was a head coach for the Brooklyn Nets. Yes! The good news is the Cavs are bringing in a head coach who has head coaching experience. Atkinson was with the Nets as their head coach from 2016-2020. He has an overall record of (118-190), which is not ideal, but definitely not the worst. While in Brooklyn, Atkinson only took the Nets to the playoffs once and got eliminated in the first round.

Even though this may sound a little concerning, sometimes head coaches who may have had a rough time with their first team can learn from their mistakes and become really valuable for their next team. The Cavs have a talented roster and having that should help any coach win. The other reason for bringing Atkinson in could be the decision that allows Donovan Mitchell re-sign with the Cavs.

Overall, we should not panic over this hire. It will be interesting to see how everything plays out this offseason. We have a few months to worry about what will happen, but at the end of the day this might not be a bad fit at all! 

With the hiring of Atkinson, he has now become the 24th head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers! Welcome to Cleveland, Kenny!

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