HoopsHype Mike Budenholzer rumors

September 26, 2013 Updates

Hawks general manager Danny Ferry says that he hasn't lost confidence in first-year coach Mike Budenholzer with training camp beginning next week. Ferry anguished when Budenholzer, an assistant in San Antonio the last 19 years, was arrested last month on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. But Ferry says Budenholzer's legal issue is taking its course and won't affect the Hawks as they open camp Tuesday in Athens at the University of Georgia. "It's an important issue, and it's one that I respect," Ferry said. "I also respect that there's a legal process going on. As I said, I'll support Bud as he goes through the whole thing." USA Today Sports

August 31, 2013 Updates

A court date of Oct. 15 was set for Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer following his arrest and charge of driving under the influence Wednesday. The case is scheduled to be heard at 8 a.m. The court appearance is scheduled during training camp for the Hawks’ 2013-14 season, the first for Budenholzer after his hire in May. The Hawks are only scheduled to practice between exhibition games on Oct. 15. The regular-season opener is Oct. 30 at the Mavericks. Budenholzer was stopped by a trooper at 10:30 p.m. on 10th Street at Crescent Avenue in Midtown because the Audi A8 he was driving did not have working tail lights. He took three of four field sobriety tests but declined a preliminary breath test after his arrest at the scene, according to the incident report. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 30, 2013 Updates
August 29, 2013 Updates

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol overnight and charged with driving under the influence. A trooper stopped Budenholzer about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on 10th Street at Crescent Avenue in Midtown because the Audi A8 he was driving didn’t have the tail lights on, according to the State Patrol incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “As I spoke with him, I noticed that he had bloodshot and watery eyes and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath,” Trooper Johnathon Nelms wrote in his report. “I ashed Mr. Budenholzer how much alcohol he had and he advised that he had one glass of wine to drink prior to driving,” Nelms said. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 16, 2013 Updates

“I’m excited about coach Bud,” Teague told RealGM. “We’re developing a relationship right now. He’s a really good guy, and a lot of people have been telling me he’s a great coach. I’m excited to work with him. “We’re going in the right direction. We’ve got a lot of talented guys on the roster, a lot of good character guys willing to work. Now we’re becoming a better team." RealGM

July 11, 2013 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks have named Taylor Jenkins as an assistant coach, Hawks Head Coach Mike Budenholzer announced today. Jenkins most recently served as the head coach of the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. Jenkins led the Toros to a 27-23 (.540) record during the 2012-13 season and a first round playoff victory over the Bakersfield Jam before falling to the Santa Cruz Warriors in the semifinals. Prior to serving as head coach, Jenkins had served as an assistant coach with the Toros the previous four seasons, including their championship season in 2012 and back-to-back playoff appearances in 2009 and 2010. He was selected as an assistant coach with the NBA D-League Select Team during the 2010 Las Vegas Summer League and was part of the 2009 and 2012 NBA D-League Western Conference All-Star coaching staff. Last summer, he served as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs summer league team. NBA.com

July 1, 2013 Updates

“Atlanta is my home,” Pachulia said. “There is no question about it. The franchise has been great to me over the past eight years from the owners to the front office, coaches and of course the fans. “But I also understand the situation because the [front office] has so many things to do this summer. Danny Ferry has so much work to do. Obviously being somewhat of a new general manager here and hiring a new head coach (Mike Budenholzer). Now they have to fill out the team with players. There are so many roster spots available, so I understand the business side of it.” HoopsWorld

June 30, 2013 Updates

Smith, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, is open-minded about returning to Atlanta, one league source said. Smith and new Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer have had some conversations since Budenholzer was recently hired. Smith, 27, respects Budenholzer's background as Gregg Popovich's longtime assistant with the San Antonio Spurs. Smith's representation is still working on trimming down a long list of interested Yahoo! Sports

June 28, 2013 Updates

Brett Brown is still in line to replace the departed Mike Budenholzer as the Spurs’ lead assistant, general manager R.C. Buford said. This conflicts published reports that the Spurs were set to hire Indiana assistant Jim Boylen for the position. San Antonio Express-News

June 22, 2013 Updates

Former Spurs forward Fabricio Oberto hinted in a recent interview with veteran Argentine journalist Julian Mozo that he might have an opportunity to join their coaching staff to replace the departing Mike Budenholzer. Oberto, who played on the 2007 championship team before being traded in 2009, must first finalize his retirement after a brief stint with his original club, Atenas of Argentina. Oberto told Mozo that he turned down an offer to enter coaching last year. Now, he said, another team has offered him an opportunity “to start at the bottom” but declined to offer details. Oberto said he has maintained contact with Spurs general manager R.C. Buford, who has apparently told him there’d be a spot with the team in some capacity if he was ever interested. Oberto, 38, was seen at the team practice facility in early May before the Spurs began their second-round series with Golden State. San Antonio Express-News

June 15, 2013 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks have named Darvin Ham as an assistant coach, Hawks Head Coach Mike Budenholzer announced today. Ham spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers. “Darvin has a great feel for the game and knows what it takes for a team to be successful and compete at a high level," Budenholzer said. “He was a smart player who played with intensity and toughness every night and he has gone about coaching the same way.” NBA.com

June 10, 2013 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks have named Quin Snyder as Assistant Coach, Hawks Head Coach Mike Budenholzer announced today. Snyder joins Atlanta from CSKA Moscow, where he spent last season as an assistant coach. “Quin is an excellent addition to our staff. He has a very strong knowledge of the system that we will implement and his extensive experience will enhance the development and knowledge of our players,” Budenholzer said. NBA.com

June 5, 2013 Updates

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