Posted September 30, 2013 on AP on Fox
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer wants to focus on basketball rather than an offseason DUI arrest as his new team gets ready to open training camp. Budenholzer was arrested last month in Atlanta and the case has yet to be settled, putting a damper on his first head coaching job. He issued a statement of apology through his attorney shortly afterward, but had not spoken to the media about the incident before Monday's media day at Philips Arena. He sidestepped a couple of questions about the impact of his arrest on the team. ''I never want to bring any negative attention to our organization or our players,'' Budenholzer said. ''Having said that, there's a legal process that's playing out. I think it's important for me to respect that process. I can't say a whole lot more than that.'' He also was asked if the arrest would make it more difficult to win the respect of his players, especially in the early going as he's trying to build a cohesive roster after another year of heavy turnover...
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