ATLANTA -- Mike Budenholzer might be a first-time head coach with the Atlanta Hawks but as a long-time NBA assistant he still has the right perspective on how long the season is.His team entered its game on Wednesday at Philips Arena against the struggling New York Knicks with a 2-0 home record and facing an opponent missing two key players, Tyson Chandler and Amar'e Stoudemire...
Lou Williams has been cleared for full-contact practice and his return to the Hawks lineup could come soon.
A day after Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer acknowledged that Williams has participated in full-contact drills, he said Williams has been medically cleared and is now getting in game shape. The veteran guard is rehabbing from a torn right ACL suffered in January.
“He is basically...
ATLANTA This was more of how it was supposed to look.
After a season opener on the road in which the Hawks got the offensive part right but the defensive part wrong, they placed together a better semblance of the package on Friday, making new head coach Mike Budenholzer's home opener a successful one with a 102-95 win over Toronto at Philips Arena.
With an offense that showed...
Al Horford scored 22 points, three other Atlanta starters reached double figures and the Hawks defeated the Toronto Raptors 102-95 on Friday night to give Mike Budenholzer his first head coaching victory.
The Hawks built an 18-point lead late in the third quarter, then held off a Raptors comeback in the final period. Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver had 17 points apiece, while Paul Millsap...
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November 01, 2013
Change is in the air for the Atlanta Hawks.
With a string of six straight playoff appearances behind them, the Hawks embark on a new era this season with long-time San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer at the helm.
In general manager Danny Ferrys second season, the Hawks continue a metamorphosis, as the starting lineup should have at least two new starters, swingman...
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...
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October 07, 2013
Mike Budenholzer was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol overnight and charged with driving under the influence.
A trooper stopped Budenholzer about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on 10th Street at Crescent Avenue in Midtown because the Audi A8 he was driving didn’t have the tail lights on, according to the State Patrol incident report.
“As I spoke with him, I noticed that he had...
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...
ATLANTA The Atlanta Hawks have hired San Antonio Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer to be their next head coach.
According to his bio, Budenholzer, 43, graduated from college in 1992-93, played one year professionally in Denmark and then was hired by the Spurs in 1994 and has remained with them ever since. He has served as an assistant for the last 16 years and the last five as Gregg...
WELCOME TO ATLANTA
You can add another branch to the Popovich coaching tree, as the Hawks have tabbed Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer to be their new man in charge.