Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol overnight and charged with driving under the influence.
A trooper stopped Budenholzer for having no tail lights according to the State Patrol. The trooper detected an odor of alcohol administered a field sobriety test then placed Budenholzer under arrest.
Budenholzer refused a breath test a State Patrol spokesman said.
A spokesman for the Atlanta City Jail told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Budenholzer 44 was charged with DUI and a tail light violation and was released on $1524 bond at 3:45 a.m. Thursday.
Budenholzer who had been the top assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs was hired by the Hawks in May to replace Larry Drew as head coach.
Budenholzer was with the Spurs for 19 seasons.