Mike Budenholzer Rumors

The Hawks miss Brand too. They have been inconsistent this season and one could point to the absences of his leadership and toughness as one reason. “He is going to bring (leadership to the 76ers) in multitudes of hundreds or thousands,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “He’s one of the most incredible leaders I’ve ever been around. And as a person. To have person like that in your locker room every day, in your practice every day, on your bench every day, I think it’s huge value. It was a move that made sense for both of them. For the organization, it’s a really smart move. For Elton, to decide he wanted to get back and help the Sixers organization and help these young players and give back speaks a lot to his character and what kind of guy he is.”
“It’s just hard in our league to see somebody who has had that much sucess, that’s done that well, that’s that well-respected, not just among coaches but the whole basketball world has great respect for David Blatt,” Budenholzer said. “That’s hard anytime you see a coach go when they make a change. Hopefully, he’ll get another opportunity. He deserves another opportunity. He’s a great coach. “I think Steve Kerr had a line the other day that he and I need to be nervous. I don’t think he’s very nervous. … I’m not either.”
Storyline: David Blatt Fired