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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Tracy McGrady Signs With San Antonio Spurs For Remainder Of Season

Tracy McGrady Signs With San Antonio Spurs For Remainder Of SeasonIn a surprising late-season move, the San Antonio Spurs signed veteran Tracy McGrady for the rest of the season on Tuesday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. NBA.com later confirmed the report.

‘Last rostered on the Atlanta Hawks’

McGrady, who is 33 years old, hasn’t played in the NBA since May 10 of last year. He was last rostered on the Atlanta Hawks, playing 52 games in the 2011-12 campaign. He averaged 5.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 16.1 minutes per game off the bench.


‘Carve out a role’

Without any NBA offers following the conclusion of the lockout-shortened season, McGrady signed with the Qingdao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association in October of 2012. McGrady is a seven-time All-Star and two-time NBA scoring champion. In his prime, he was compared to some of the greats of the game, but injuries have diminished his performance over the last several years.

It will be interesting to see what McGrady can contribute to the Spurs with the playoffs around the corner, but considering coach Gregg Popovich’s ingenuity, he will likely carve out a role with the Western Conference’s two seed.

What can we expect from Tracy McGrady as part of the San Antonio Spurs? Will he be an asset or a liability of the team?

Source: Ryan Rudnansky, Bleacher Report

Image: CBS Sports