The Lakers are given permission to interview Kenny Atkinson

The Lakers He received permission to interview the Golden State assistant coach Kenny Atkinsonsources confirmed to the Times.

Atkinson, a former Brooklyn head coach, was on the Tyronn Lue staff the hair clippers last season before joining Steve Kerr on Golden State.

Atkinson, 54, went 118-190 in more than three seasons with the Nets. He is considered to be one of the best development coaches in the NBA.

Hey join Darvin Ham, assistant from Milwaukee, Adrian Griffin, assistant from Toronto and former coaches Marco Jackson Other Terry Stott as well-known candidates.

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