Tuck Tucker, President of Tucker Castleberry

Exciting news for Hawks Fans !!!!!!!

The Atlanta Hawks have a new head coach – San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer.

Budenholzer, 43, has been an assistant with the Spurs for the past 17 years and with the organization under coach Gregg Popovich for 19 years.

His relationship with Hawks general manager Danny Ferry may have given him an edge over other candidates. Ferry played for Budenholzer and worked with him as an executive with the Spurs.

“He has an incredible basketball acumen and has a keen awareness of the league and what it takes to be successful,” Ferry said in a statement released by the team. “His experience and four championships over the last 17 years provide a tremendous foundation for his leadership of our team.”

Budenholzer will remain on San Antonio’s coaching staff until the conclusion of the NBA Finals.

The Hawks plan to officially announce the hiring today at a  press conference at 11:00.


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