The  agreements are expected to be signed in the near future. The news doesn’t come as a surprise, since Atkinson is a prime candidate for Coach of the Year. Brooklyn has a .5oo record with four games remaining and currently holds the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference.

Atkinson was an assistant with the Knicks and Hawks before he getting the head coaching job with the Nets. Atkinson’s current contract runs through next season. He signed a four-year deal worth approximately $10MM when he was hired.