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Atlanta Hawks coach already has his own coaching tree ... and it starts in Orlando

Technically, Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer is an offshoot of the San Antonio Spurs coaching tree. He's a Gregg Popovich disciple, like Brett Brown in San Antonio and half of Steve Kerr in Golden State (the other half being Phil Jackson, naturally, with a dash of Arizona's Lute Olson thrown in the mix). But Coach Bud has already made quite the name for himself with his Hawks...
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Atlanta Hawks: Why Mike Budenholzer Is The Coach Of The Year

(Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Perhaps no NBA award is harder to give than Coach of the Year. Judging the impact of a coach on a team is something that’s hard for outsiders to do. That being the case, we all try. Judging efficiency and team improvement are some statistical measures that can indicate what a coach...
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Budenholzer Played Big Role In Hawks' Decision To Re-Sign Jeff Teague

Mike Budenholzer played a big role in the Atlanta Hawks' decision to keep Jeff Teague in restricted free agency in 2013. Budenholzer had been hired as head coach of the Hawks just shortly before that offseason. Budenholzer had scouted Teague coming out of Wake Forest and had met him through Brett Brown. Teague's father, Shawn Teague, was a teammate of Brown when they were both at...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat vs. Hawks Game Recap: Undermanned Hawks Hold off Heat

(Miami, FL) – With several key starters given the night off to rest by Head Coach Mike Budenholzer, the Atlanta Hawks (47-12) fended off the Miami Heat (25-33) by a score of 93-91 on Saturday night at American Airlines Arena. With the loss, the Heat fell to a dismal 10-17 record at home this season and did not help their cause in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Despite being...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Hawks Can Still Add To Their Roster Despite Quiet Deadline

Atlanta Hawks head coach and acting general Manager Mike Budenholzer talks to the media during the 2015 All-star Weekend at Madison Square Garden on February 15, 2015 in New York, New York. (Mandatory credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Eastern Conference leading Atlanta Hawks let one of the louder trade deadlines in recent memory come and go without making a sound. While fellow conference...
Via The Sports Journal
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Budenholzer wins Coach Of The Month after Hawks' 17-0 January

ATLANTA -- One good turn deserves another for the red-hot Atlanta Hawks, namely their head coach. On Monday, Mike Budenholzer was named the Eastern Conference Coach Of The Month for a second straight month -- a fitting reward for the Hawks' 17-0 record for January ... and overall winning streak of 19 consecutive outings (dating back to Dec. 27). Budenholzer's accomplishment marks...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Budenholzer crosses halfcourt, bumps into referee to call timeout (Video)

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer ran across halfcourt and actually bumped into the referee to get his attention and call a timeout with 28.4 seconds left in Tuesday night's game against Chicago.The Hawks were down 104-103 and had just grabbed their own offensive rebound. As they began to set up another play on offense, Budenholzer had no way to get the attention of the...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer hits ref with errant clipboard throw

YouTube Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer pulled the old “I don’t like the way you guys are playing, so I’m going to throw my clipboard to make a statement” routine Monday.  Referee Haywoode Workman was on the receiving end as he took the clipboard off the leg. Workman, a former NBA journeyman turned NBA referee recognized the mistake and didn’t “T up” Budenholzer...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer accidentally hits ref with clipboard (Video)

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer accidentally hit an NBA referee in the back when he tossed a clipboard during a timeout in the third quarter of Monday night's game in Brooklyn. Budenholzer was trying to express his frustration with the play of the Hawks on the court, not realizing that official Haywoode Workman was standing right behind him when he tossed his clipboard...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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