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Mike Muscala
Position: F-C
Born: 07/01/91
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:239 lbs. / 108.4 kg.
Salary: $947,276
The late-season acquisition appeared in just one of the Hawks’ six playoff games against the Celtics in the first round. The center played 8:48 in a Game 5 blowout win, entering in the fourth quarter with the Hawks leading by 29 points. Budenholzer chose to use a combination of Mike Muscala and Mike Scott to combat the smaller and quicker lineup the Celtics used in the series. Humphries had five DNP-CDs. “I think we’ll need Kris in this series,” Budenholzer said Saturday. “I can see us needing Kris and (Muscala) and everybody. I think Kris is always ready. He’s anxious. He’s let me know he is ready to go.”
The players insist their coach made it happen, but they debate just how he did it: X’s and O’s? Communication? Motivation? What is it exactly about the man? “His strength? I would say he straddles both, X’s and O’s and being a players’ coach,” forward Mike Muscala said. “His concepts offensively and defensively are great, but he is good at building good habits and he preaches competing. “That resonates with me and my teammates. He takes it one day at a time and one practice at a time, and that’s a good mind-set to have.”