HoopsHype Mike Budenholzer rumors

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

July 17, 2012 Updates
July 9, 2012 Updates

Although Olshey did not offer names, if he goes the route of choosing an assistant, he is expected to consider Indiana's Brian Shaw, Golden State's Michael Malone, Miami's David Fizdale, Oklahoma City's Rex Kalamian, San Antonio's Mike Budenholzer and Memphis' Dave Joerger. Blazers assistant Kaleb Canales, who went 8-15 as interim coach last season after Nate McMillan was fired, is also expected to be a candidate. Canales will coach the Blazers' Summer League entrant, with help from Dan Dickau and Hersey Hawkins. Oregonian

July 3, 2012 Updates
May 31, 2011 Updates

Add Mike Budenholzer to the Warriors’ list of finalists for their head coach vacancy. It’s not a new name, as the San Antonio Spurs assistant coach was mentioned almost immediately after Golden State parted ways with Keith Smart. According to a team source, owner Joe Lacob is flying to San Antonio on Wednesday to interview Budenholzer. And if Lacob is going to the Alamo to interview him, Budenholzer is must be a serious candidate. Contra Costa Times

April 30, 2011 Updates

Although his name has been mentioned for the head coaching vacancy that opened this week in Golden State, as well as the Rockets’ job left vacant on April 18, Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer on Friday said he prefers to remain in San Antonio. “I’d prefer not to say anything and just keep my name out of it as much as possible,” Budenholzer said of the speculation that he will be a candidate for head coaching jobs. “It’s hard to explain. I’m very flattered and it’s something I want to do someday, but for right now, I’ve decided the best thing for me and my family is to stay in San Antonio. “That could change at some time, but for the foreseeable future that’s how I feel, and that’s how I’ve felt for the last little while.” San Antonio Express-News

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December 4, 2010 Updates

The thought of most people inside the San Antonio Spurs organization is that Mike Budenholzer is the team’s coach in waiting. Nothing official has been designated like the deal that Will Muschamp has at Texas. But most believe that Budenholzer will be taking over the team when Gregg Popovich finally decides to head for the New England hills and become a full-time vintner one of these days. San Antonio Express-News

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