Source: Knicks Assistant Bolts for Hawks
Assistant coach Kenny Atkinson will be leaving Mike Woodson’s bench to head to Atlanta, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.
Atkinson was integral in the development of several young Knicks, most notably departed point guard Jeremy Lin, so his move leaves a large void on the Knicks staff.
Lin credited Atkinson with helping him develop while he was stuck on the end of the Knicks’ bench during the first six weeks of the 2011-12 season. Atkinson continued to tutor Lin throughout his meteoric rise.