Before he has even coached his first game, newly-hired Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has been arrested on DUI charges. The organization is obviously not happy, and kept its initial statement regarding the issue succinct.
“Bud made us aware of the situation last night. We are in the process of gathering more information and will have further comment at the appropriate time.”
Budenholzer’s actions put the Hawks in a tough position. He has only recently been introduced to the city following the firing of Larry Drew.
Before accepting the open head coaching position, Budenholzer spent the last 18 years (1996-2013) coaching with the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant under Gregg Popovich. He spent two years as the Spurs video coordinator (1994-1995) prior to joining the coaching ranks.
Below is his mugshot.
*UPDATE* 10:10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29
According to MyFoxAtlanta, Budenholzer is facing more than simply a DUI charge.
Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Mike Budenholzer has been arrested. He faces charges concerning alcohol, drugs, “multiple substances” and tail lights installed on a vehicle, according to the Atlanta Municipal Court.