Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer busted for DUI

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer busted for DUI

Postby Basketball Fan on Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:03 am

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Report: New Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer arrested, charged with DUI

Mike Budenholzer, hired by the Hawks three months ago, has just made a terrible early impression in Atlanta.

Mike Morris of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
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 Patrol spokesman said.

A spokesman for the Atlanta City Jail told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Budenholzer, 44, was charged with DUI and a tail light violation, and was released on $1,524 bond at 3:45 a.m. Thursday.

It’s expected Nets coach Jason Kidd will be suspended two games for his DWI, and Budenholzer will likely receive the same punishment. As he should. There’s no excuse for Budenholzer to endanger others on the road.

Budenholzer came to the Hawks after being an assistant in San Antonio, where Spurs general manager R.C. Buford was arrested for DUI in 2011. I’m not one to rush to assign blame to an organization – Budenholzer’s issues are his issues, and Buford’s issues are his issues – but if you’re the type to judge athletes for being collectively out of control after a couple legal incidents, it’s only fair to examine the Spurs organization and question whether its culture tolerates drinking and driving.

Unfortunately, how this incident fits the narrative of Budenholzer’s tenure with the Hawks will probably be retroactively determined. If he wins, he overcame early personal challenges. If he loses, he just never had it together.
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Re: Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer busted for DUI

Postby therealdeal on Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:56 am

Solid start.
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Re: Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer busted for DUI

Postby JSM on Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:10 pm

They were blasting him here on the radio this AM. Great first impression on the fans.
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Re: Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer busted for DUI

Postby revgen on Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:23 pm

I remember a few years back when the former GSW coach Eric Musselman was arrested for DUI. He has't worked in the NBA since. Only D-league stints from what I recall.
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Re: Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer busted for DUI

Postby Sirron on Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:46 pm

I wonder if they decide to void his contract due to a morality clause or something. That would feel below average. :man11:
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Re: Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer busted for DUI

Postby Weezy on Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:44 pm

So first Kidd, now this guy, great start for these new coaches.
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Re: Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer busted for DUI

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:13 am

Gregg Popovich is sure glad he never did any of this all his years working under him.
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Re: Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer busted for DUI

Postby Sirron on Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:46 am

Hey, working for the Hawks and managing expectations is a LOT of pressure.
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Re: Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer busted for DUI

Postby CGrand81 on Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:46 am

He refused to blow but took the officer's test, why do people do this. Blows my mind. Don't blow or take their test! Or just don't drink and drive...
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