Atlanta Hawks New Head Coach Arrested For DUI

Atlanta Hawks New Head Coach Arrested For DUIThe Atlanta Hawks tabbed former San Antonio Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer to be their new head coach back in May, but his tenure with the organization has gotten off to a rocky start to say the least. He was arrested for DUI early Thursday morning, according to Zach Klein of WSB-TV in Atlanta.

‘Taillight violation’

WSB-TV is reporting that a Georgia State Patrol trooper pulled Budenholzer over for having no taillights. After the trooper smelled alcohol, however, he administered a field sobriety test and ultimately decided to arrest Budenholzer, who reportedly refused to take a breathalyzer test.

According to a spokesperson for the Atlanta City Jail, Budenholzer was charged with DUI as well as a taillight violation, and he was released on $1,524 bond at 3:45 a.m. ET on Thursday morning.


‘Under the influence of drugs’

According to MyFoxAtlanta.com, in addition to the aforementioned charges, Budenholzer has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs, driving under the influence of multiple substances, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and having an alcohol concentration exceeding 0.08 grams at any time within three hours of driving.

Budenholzer spent 16 years as an assistant with the Spurs under Gregg Popovich, winning four NBA championships during his tenure. Budenholzer has never served as a head coach at the professional level, but he was a highly sought-after candidate this offseason.  It’s entirely possible that Budenholzer has already ruined his big break, however.

How will this arrest affect Mike Budenholzer’s career as the new head coach of the Atlanta Hawks? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with us via the comment box below!

Source: Mike Chiari | Bleacher Report

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Atlanta Falcons Reveal Futuristic Concepts For New Stadium

Atlanta Falcons Reveal Futuristic Concepts For New StadiumOn the heels of a year in which Atlanta hosted the SEC championship game, the NFC Championship Game and the 2013 NCAA Final Four, officials are doing everything in their power to ensure that Atlanta is a premier destination for any kind of sporting event that can be held in a stadium.

‘Futuristic adaptation’

As Max Blau of CLATL.com reported, potential options for a new stadium have started to leak out, and include different mock-ups that designers are presenting to interested parties as the process continues to move forward.  One is a “Pantheon” look, a futuristic adaptation of a domed stadium. Another is a “Solarium” approach, one that features a retractable roof and is more along the lines of what we’ve seen with new stadiums that have been built over the past few years.


‘100-yard bar’

The team and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority struck a deal with 360 Architecture, the Kansas City-based company, to head up the project, which is expected to be completed in time for the Falcons’ opening game in 2017 (h/t The Atlanta Journal-Constitution). 360 Architecture is the same group in charge of the blueprint for MetLife Stadium, the current home of the New York Jets and Giants.

If early drawings and ideas from the company’s presentation are any indication, this new home for the Falcons could blow every other NFL stadium (including Jerry Jones’ creation for the Dallas Cowboys) out of the water. Some of those ideas include a “100-yard bar,” an IMAX-like setup for fans who are sitting in the cheap seats, a “man cave” for patrons who want to feel like they are still at home watching the game and seats that actually vibrate when a big hit happens on the field.

Do you like the concept for the Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium? Which would you favor — the Pantheon or the Solarium?

Source: Ethan Grant, Bleacher Report

Image: Fan IQ