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Court Vision: Hawks pull past Nets as streak reaches 17; All-Star fates await

ATLANTA -- The most surprising thing to come from the Hawks as they ran their winning streak to a 17 straight game with a rout of the Nets had nothing to do with basketball. Coach Mike Budenholzer, it seems, is a Drake fan. Point guard Jeff Teague let it slip during an ESPN interview that aired earlier Wednesday that he had seen Budenholzer at a concert with his entire family. "I...
Via Fox Sports South
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Watch the Atlanta Hawks’ Mascot Go to Town Lip-Syncing ‘Uptown Funk’

At what point does everyone in the NBA stop playing basketball and just award the title to the Atlanta Hawks? They’ve won 16 games in a row, Mike Budenholzer is resting guys like his mentor Gregg Popovich and Kyle Korver is randomly on pace to join the 50-50-90 club. Hell, even their mascot “Harry the Hawk” has caught fire and is performing choreographed dance numbers set to...
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Georgia lawmakers honor streaking Hawks

ATLANTA -- Even Georgia's elected officials have gotten caught up in the love affair with the streaking Hawks. Inside the office of Gov. Nathan Deal, Dominique Wilkins -- the Hall of Famer and SportSouth analyst -- and team CEO Steve Koonin posed for photos Tuesday at the Statehouse before making their way to the Senate Mezzanine room. Joined by coach Mike Budenholzer, shooting guard...
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Steve Kerr, Mike Budenholzer to coach NBA All-Star teams

The formality has taken place, and the NBA’s two best teams will send their respective coaches to the benches for the 2015 NBA All-Star game...
Via Athlon Sports
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Rebounding and lack of a star player will doom the Atlanta Hawks in the playoffs

The Atlanta Hawks have been one of the most impressive teams in the NBA this season. The Hawks are 35-8, which is the best record in the Eastern Conference at this time. The Hawks are also on a 14 game win streak, which puts the team in a tie with the 1993-94 team for the franchise record. Head coach Mike Budenholzer will undoubtedly be the coach of the year if his team keeps...
Via No Guts, No Glory
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Hawks' bench potent compliment behind defense, mindset

ATLANTA -- Naturally, it's the Hawks offensive approach that draws the most comparisons to the Spurs, where coach Mike Budenholzer studied for 19 years. As LeBron James said a month ago, Atlanta's sets are "identical" to those of Greg Popovich. But as the Pacers' Frank Vogel sees it, the influence of the San Antonio system goes even deeper. "Pop was the first one, really, to understand...
Via Fox Sports South
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Warriors' Kerr, Hawks' Budenholzer to coach All-Star Game

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors will coach the Western Conference in the All-Star Game on Feb. 15. The NBA confirmed Thursday that Kerr clinched the spot after the Warriors' 126-113 victory over Houston on Wednesday night assured his team of the best record in the conference through Feb. 1. The All-Star Game is being held at Madison Square Garden, where...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks' Budenholzer clinches East All-Star Game coaching duty

ATLANTA -- Directing the biggest surprise of the NBA season's first half has landed Mike Budenholzer in the All-Star Game. The Hawks coach secured that honor with Wednesday's 110-91 victory over the Pacers -- which was also Atlanta's franchise record-tying 14th straight -- moving them to 35-8. Atlanta now holds a six-game lead over the Wizards for first place in the Eastern Conference...
Via Fox Sports South
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Is Mike Budenholzer The Coach Of The Year?

(Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… If you asked 50 NBA fans who they would pick for Coach of the Year this season, 48 of them would say Steve Kerr and if you asked those same 50 people who Atlanta’s head coach is, 30 of them would hesitate and 15 wouldn’t answer. The Golden State Warriors have the wins, are the...
Via HoopStuff
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks' Budenholzer wins Eastern Conference Coach of the Month

The Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for December might just be the early frontrunner for NBA Coach of the Year. Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer won the conference award on Monday after leading his team to a 14-2 record for the month. In his second year at the helm, Budenholzer as quickly established himself as one of the top coaches in the game. At 25-8, the Hawks sit...
Via Fox Sports South
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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