HoopsHype Mike Budenholzer rumors

May 28, 2013 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks have named Mike Budenholzer (BEW-den-holzer) the team’s new head coach, President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry announced today. Budenholzer becomes the 12th full-time head coach in Hawks history. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced. NBA.com

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

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