The Atlanta Hawks have Wednesday announced an end to their collaboration with coach Mike Budenholzer. The 48-year-old Budenholzer, who since 2013 had charge of the Atlanta, seems to be on the way to the New York Knicks.
“The Atlanta Hawks and Mike Budenholzer have agreed to part ways”, was the short notice of the NBA team. The former assistant of San Antonio (1996-2013) made over the past years impression in Atlanta and was in the season 2014-2015 voted best coach of the NBA. With the Hawks he scored 213 wins and 197 losses in the regular season (52%) and 17 victories and 22 defeats in the play-offs (or 43.6%).
Atlanta and Budenholzer, the past five years, four times the play-offs. In 2015, they played the final of the Eastern Conference, but lost that with a heavy 4-0 digits of Cleveland.
This season did Atlanta never join in the battle for the play-offs. It was the fifteenth and second to last in the Eastern Conference with 24 wins and 58 defeats.
The 48-year-old Budenholzer was already surveyed by Phoenix and New York Knicks. He is close to an agreement with the Knicks to Jeff Hornacek to follow. The NY Knicks names since 2013 not participate in the play-offs.