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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Is Eric Bledsoe A ‘Mini-LeBron James’?

Is Eric Bledsoe A 'Mini-LeBron James'What’s the difference between Eric Bledsoe and LeBron James? About seven inches and that’s it. Speaking with Matt Petersen of Suns.com, Goran Dragic referred to his new teammate as a miniature LeBron:

‘Big strength’

He’s a mini-Lebron James. He’s got that big strength so when he’s in the open court, he’s unstoppable. Like a lot of fans know, I like to play fast basketball. When I get the ball to the other guy, he’s going to run. We’re going to score a lot of points.

More noteworthy than Dragic’s offensive ambitions is this “Mini LeBron” moniker Bledsoe goes by. Dragic isn’t the first one to coin him a diminutive-sized King. His handle goes back to his Los Angeles Clippers days.


‘Unstoppable’

Teammates linked him to The Chosen One on account of his potential. And for what it’s worth, ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz wrote that Chris Paul’s dad called him “Little Hercules,” which is basically the same thing.

Drawing comparison to LeBron is the ultimate of praises, and it’s one Bledsoe deserves. Not in the sense that he’s the future of the NBA, destined to shatter efficiency records and team up with the next generation’s Dwyane Wade. Rather, it attests to his sheer athletic ability, the kind that makes him “unstoppable.”

Do you agree that Eric Bledsoe is indeed a mini-LeBron James? Will you be rooting for him then?

Source: Dan Favale | Bleacher Report

Image: Sports Illustrated