Raymond Felton on Kenny Atkinson: “A tough and great coach”

Kenny Atkinson, another coach who was supposed to interview the Knicks, was an assistant coach under Mike D’Antoni during Felton’s first stint in New York.

Here are Felton’s thoughts on Atkinson, who worked closely with the Knicks guards: “Kenny was a tough coach. He is one of those people who will face you and try to protect you and will run through games only as hard as the players … He would be on the floor and show you how to do it if he didn’t like it.

“He was an exceptional boy, a great coach … That fire that led to the team was fun.”