Posted October 07, 2013 on AP on Fox
Mike Budenholzer's first game with the Atlanta Hawks came in familiar surroundings. Budenholzer's last game as an assistant with San Antonio was in Miami, when the Spurs lost Game 7 of the NBA Finals to the Heat some 3 1/2 months ago. His first game as a head coach was in the same building, leading the Hawks against the Heat on Monday night in the preseason opener for both teams. Budenholzer says the symmetry of it all went through his mind on Monday when he arrived at the building the Heat call home. He says it's a unique opportunity. Budenholzer was an assistant in San Antonio for 17 seasons, the last six serving as the top one on coach Gregg Popovich's staff.
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