Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson
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Former Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson was interviewed by the New York Knicks on Monday for the vacant position of head coach, according to journalist Jonathan Macri.

Marc Berman of the New York Post confirmed the relationship and added that it was Atkinson’s second or third interview with the team, which is doing “very thorough” work in finding a new manager.

According to The Athletic’s Mike Vorkunov, Tom Thibodeau “remains first place” for the job.

The Knicks have considered a long list of candidates which also includes interim coach Mike Miller, Lakers assistant Jason Kidd, Warriors associate head coach Mike Brown, 76er assistant Ime Udoka, Spurs assistant Will Hardy, the assistant to the Bulls Chris Fleming, the assistant of the Magic Pat Delany and the assistant of the Mavericks Jamahl Mosely, per Howie Kussoy of the New York Post.

Thibodeau has been a favorite for the position since at least May, according to Vorkunov and Shams Charania. However, Atkinson could also be a quality candidate.