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.”
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has hired nationally-recognized, sports sales and marketing executive Michael Drake as its Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Premium Sales. He most recently served as SVP & Chief Revenue Officer of Business Operations for AMB Sports & Entertainment (AMBSE), overseeing all ticket operations, service initiatives and marketing and analytic strategies for suite, loge, season ticket and seat license sales for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United and Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS).