Mike Budenholzer Rumors
Hawks coach Mike Bundeholzer and point guard Dennis Schroder said they’ve moved on after Schroder was displeased after he was benched for the final eight-plus minutes at the Knicks on Sunday night. “We talked about it,” Budenholer said at Hawks shootaround Tuesday before their game at the Cavaliers on Tuesday night. “I think he understands how important he is and everything he can do for us. I think he’s in a good place.”
After the game, Schroder said he thought he should have been on the floor at the finish and that Budenholzer should have explained to him why he wasn’t. Schroder said Tuesday that, after the talk with Budenholzer, he’s fine with the coach’s decision. “Of course,” Schroder said. “That was his decision. We almost won the game. We go into the next one. We need to win tonight. Just try to focus on that.”
Tim Hardaway Jr credits Atlanta’s renowned head coach Mike Budenholzer but also says he himself had to actually have the work ethic to change. “They made me mature as a ballplayer on and off the floor, made me an all-out competitor, the grinding, the time I spend with the coaching staff and strength coach,’’ Hardaway said. “It was very memorable.”
Paul Garcia: “We’re real happy with Dewayne,” said Coach Bud of the former Spurs center now playing for Atlanta. Bud said not only is Dedmon a productive player on the court, but he also adds character to the locker room.