Hawks general manager Danny Ferry says that he hasn't lost confidence in first-year coach Mike Budenholzer with training camp beginning next week.
Ferry anguished when Budenholzer, an assistant in San Antonio the last 19 years, was arrested last month on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.
But Ferry says Budenholzer's legal issue is taking its course and won't affect the Hawks as they open camp Tuesday in Athens at the University of Georgia.
''It's an important issue, and it's one that I respect,'' Ferry said. ''I also respect that there's a legal process going on. As I said, I'll support Bud as he goes through the whole thing.''
Budenholzer's hiring in late May was the first big move made in the offseason by Ferry, who signed forwards Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll as free agents, re-signed point guard Jeff Teague and swingman Kyle Korver and drafted German point guard Dennis Schroder with the 17th overall pick.
Ferry decided to let Josh Smith, who tantalized...