HoopsHype Mike Budenholzer rumors

May 28, 2013 Updates

Budenholzer is believed to be the front-runner in Atlanta to replace current head coach Larry Drew. Though Drew is still under contract with the Hawks, Ferry has said there is a chance that the team could give Drew, whose current deal expires June 30, a new deal. But both the Hawks and Drew are proceeding as if he will not return. NBA.com

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The Hawks have interviewed Stan Van Gundy and Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer for their yet-to-be vacant head coach position. Each has previously been described as a candidate for the position held by Larry Drew until June 30 when his contract expires. However the AJC has learned that Van Gundy and Budenholzer have been interviewed by general manager Danny Ferry. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 14, 2013 Updates

Sources say there is no leading candidate, though the Pistons' ability to pry an interview out of Mike Budenholzer certainly represented some leeway in the San Antonio Spurs veteran assistant coach's future plans. Budenholzer long has been considered the top choice to replace Spurs boss Gregg Popovich someday, and while that still could happen, there are only 30 of these jobs and that bird-in-hand thing to consider, if the Pistons' and Budenholzer's shared interest should take them deep into the search process. Booth Newspapers

May 13, 2013 Updates

Sources say there is no leading candidate, though the Pistons' ability to pry an interview out of Mike Budenholzer certainly represented some leeway in the San Antonio Spurs veteran assistant coach's future plans. Budenholzer long has been considered the top choice to replace Spurs boss Gregg Popovich someday, and while that still could happen, there are only 30 of these jobs and that bird-in-hand thing to consider, if the Pistons' and Budenholzer's shared interest should take them deep into the search process. Booth Newspapers

May 11, 2013 Updates

The list of known candidates for the Pistons' coaching vacancy, currently at four, appears poised to swell to five. Sources say that Knicks assistant coach Darrell Walker will soon get an interview for the position vacated by Lawrence Frank. The Pistons have already interviewed the available Nate McMillan, Suns interim coach Lindsey Hunter, Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer and Rockets assistant J.B. Bickerstaff. ESPN.com

May 10, 2013 Updates

Drew's contract runs out on June 30, and he's been informed the organization will start to talk with other candidates. While it's almost assured that Drew has coached his final game in Atlanta, there's a small possibility the Hawks could miss out on several of their top targets and return to Drew, sources said. The Hawks' shortlist includes San Antonio Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer and CSKA Moscow assistant Quin Snyder, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

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With members of the Hawks' coaching staff bracing for the firing of Larry Drew to the point that they privately already consider themselves "free agents," in the words of one source, two names have already emerged as prime targets for Hawks general manager Danny Ferry in the anticipated search for Drew's replacement: Budenholzer and Quin Snyder. ESPN.com

May 6, 2013 Updates

It's too early to identify a front-runner in the Sixers' search for a new head coach, but the team has conducted a thorough background check on Golden State assistant Mike Malone, league sources told CBSSports.com. Sixers brass have contacted the Warriors multiple times about Malone, including several conversations with consultant Jerry West, who has been supportive of Malone's efforts to land a head coaching job. The Sixers have gone so far as to consult players who've played under both Malone and San Antonio assistant Mike Budenholzer to get a feel for how the candidates differ, one of the people with knowledge of the situation said. CBSSports.com

So far, the Sixers plan to interview Malone and Jazz assistant Jeff Hornacek for the job vacated when Doug Collins stepped down and moved into an advisory role after the season. The organization also has shown interest in Budenholzer, who has interviewed for the Pistons opening, as did former Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan and Suns interim coach Lindsey Hunter. CBSSports.com

The candidates known to have received interviews are former SuperSonics and Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan, Phoenix Suns interim coach Lindsey Hunter and San San Antonio Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer. The source added that, if Dumars thinks it would be productive, Jackson would participate in some of the candidate interviews this week. Detroit Free Press

May 3, 2013 Updates

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer has emerged as a candidate for the Detroit Pistons' head coaching job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Pistons president Joe Dumars traveled to San Antonio on Wednesday and spent several hours meeting with Budenholzer, the top assistant to Gregg Popovich. Yahoo! Sports

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