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The Pick N Roll: Clippers In a Hole, Bud v. Taylor and Spurs Doing Spurs Things From Week 4

Is it too early to be talking contenders just yet? Well, If I had to put my dosh on three teams right now, it be Warriors, Cavs, Spurs, with the Heat in there too. Here’s Week 4 of Pick N Roll and some of the things I learned this week. By Justin Robertson CLIPPERS SLUMPING HARD They won their first four games and everyone went WOW. Since that Nov.4 loss to the rampaging Warriors...
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Hawks' Budenholzer issues statement of apology to official

Mike Budenholzer will probably think twice before getting too close to an official next time. Kim Klement USA TODAY SportsA matter of inches has become a pretty big deal in Atlanta, where Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has been fined $25,000 for contact with an official that resulted in his ejection from Saturday's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.In the past, some coaches have been...
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Hawks' Budenholzer fined $25,000 for contact with official

ATLANTA (AP) Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer apologized Monday for bumping an official, an incident that drew a $25,000 fine from the NBA and led to a call from the referees' union that he be suspended. The fine, announced by NBA vice president for basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe, followed Budenholzer's ejection from Saturday's 109-97 loss at the Cleveland Cavaliers. Budenholzer...
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Hawks' Budenholzer fined $25K for contact with official; refs union upset

The referees' union wasn't pleased with Mike Budenholzer's punishment. Howard SmithATLANTA -- Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was fined $25,000 on Monday for making contact with an official, a punishment that was strongly criticized by the referees' union as too lenient.The fine, announced by NBA vice president for basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe, followed Budenholzer...
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Referees want Mike Budenholzer suspended for contact with official

The National Basketball Referees Association wants Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer suspended for making contact with an official during Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Budenholzer received a technical foul and was ejected for bumping referee Ben Taylor during the second quarter of the game after getting upset with the lack of a foul call. Budenholzer...
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NBRA Believes Mike Budenholzer Should Have Been Suspended

Mike Budenholzer has received a $25,000 fine for making contact with referee Ben Taylor. But the National Basketball Referees Association believes Budenholzer should have received a suspension. The incident occurred on Saturday. "Referees operate in environment in which an influential NBA team owner has repeatedly mocked the efficacy of fines as means to change bad behavior. Coaches...
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Mike Budenholzer To Miss Celtics-Hawks Game Due To ‘Family Emergency’

ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer will miss Friday night’s game at Boston against the Celtics because of a family emergency. The team announced that Budenholzer returned to Atlanta early Friday after initially traveling with the team. The Hawks gave no additional details and asked fans and media to “respect the private nature of the situation.” Top assistant...
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Hawks' defense piles up 15 steals, 10 blocks in win over Nets

ATLANTA -- Ever since Mike Budenholzer took over as the Atlanta Hawks' head coach, the team has been known for its unselfish ball movement, which leads to easy baskets for the offense. Hiding behind that popular topic is a team that finds just as much success on the defensive side of the court. With the loss of DeMarre Carroll in the offseason, some thought the Hawks' defense would...
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Hawks’ Mike Budenholzer Draws Up Play While Players Walk Away (Video)

Shouldn’t the last eight seconds of an NBA game –with your team winning by four– call for a moment of focus? During Tuesday night’s Atlanta Hawks-Miami Heat game, Hawks’ players seemed uninterested in the play head coach Mike Budenholzer was drawing up. That didn’t stop last season’s NBA coach of the year as he continued to keep coaching. Good thing the team’s lack...
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Mike Budenholzer named 2015 NBA Coach of the Year

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer has been named the 2015 NBA Coach of the Year, the league announced Tuesday. Bleacher Report’s Jared Zwerling relayed the news on Twitter. Mike Budenholzer named NBA Coach of the Year. — Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) April 21, 2015   Budenholzer guided the team to a franchise-best 60-22 record, earning the No. 1 seed in the...
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