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A jury found Mike Budenholzer not guilty in a trial stemming from a DUI arrest in 2013.
Budenholzer admitted he had a glass and a half of wine, but did not feel impaired before talking the wheel. While this news doesn't have any fantasy implications, it's unlikely that Budenholzer will face any league discipline. Jun 28 - 10:09 AM
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Mike Budenholzer has returned to the Hawks after tending to a family emergency, and he will resume his head coaching duties during Sunday's game against the Jazz.

This news doesn't have any fantasy implications, but it's good to see Coach Bud back on the pine.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 04:31:00 PM

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer returned to Atlanta on Friday due to a family emergency.

The Hawks play the Celtics in Boston, so Kenny Atkinson will take over the head coaching duties tonight. We would like to wish Budenholzer and his family all the best.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 10:39:00 AM

The Hawks have hired Michael Blackstone as their assistant GM, John Treloar will become the Director of Player Personnel, while Jeff Peterson has been promoted to Director of Scouting.

The Hawks' front office is finally taking shape after the departure of Danny Ferry. In case you missed it, the Hawks hired Wes Wilcox as the new GM, while Mike Budenholzer will serve as the team's President of Basketball Operations in addition to his duties as head coach.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 01:43:00 PM

Mike Budenholzer has entered a not guilty plea in his driving under the influence case, according to his attorney.

Budenholzer faces misdemeanor DUI charges from an arrest on August 28, 2013 and could be sentenced to up to a year in jail, as much as a $1,000 fine, a driver’s license suspension, and community services for a first-time offense. While those penalties are unlikely, Budenholzer will likely face a two-game suspension from the NBA if he's found guilty. We'll keep an eye on Budenholzer's situation, but it's unlikely he'll face any jail time.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 11:42:00 AM

The Hawks have officially promoted Mike Budenholzer to President of Basketball Operations in addition to his duties as head coach.

Wes Wilcox is the team's new GM, filling the void created by Danny Ferry's recent resignation. Budenholzer guided his team to an impressive 60-22 record this season, best in the Eastern Conference, but he faces a tricky offseason with Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll both hitting free agency.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 07:58:00 PM

The Hawks traded the No. 15 pick in the 2015 draft for the Wizards' No. 19 pick, in addition to two future second-round picks.

The Wizards selected Kansas SF Kelly Oubre with the No. 15 pick. It's a subtle but savvy move for the Hawks, who have operated with coach Mike Budenholzer as their de facto GM since Danny Ferry resigned the post.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 09:21:00 PM

The Pacers and Hawks have reportedly had exploratory talks about swapping their No. 11 and No. 15 pick in the 2015 NBA draft.

Perhaps the Hawks are fearful that they may have to part ways with either DeMarre Carroll or Paul Millsap during free agency, so they may be looking at guys like Frank Kaminsky or Willie Cauley-Stein. The Pacers could potentially trade down and grab someone like Bobby Portis, Kelly Oubre, or Sam Dekker, and it'll be interesting to see how this all plays out on draft day.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 02:44:00 PM

According to Yahoo Sports, the Hawks are planning on promoting Mike Budenholzer to team president, but he will also continue to be the head coach.

The Hawks are going to be under new ownership on June 24, and it looks like Danny Ferry will officially be relieved of his duties as general manager. Budenholzer won the NBA's Coach of the Year Award during the 2014-15 season, and it makes a lot of sense for Atlanta to give him more responsibility. With Ferry on the way out in Atlanta, Wes Wilcox is expected to take over as the general manager.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 10:59:00 AM

Coach Mike Budenholzer said he's excited with the current Hawks team.

"This team has done a lot, and we have a lot of confidence in this team," Budenholzer said. "We'll look to improve and look to get better, but bringing back this team would excite us, excite me. It's a hell of a group." The Hawks are confident that they'll be able to bring back Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll in July. Carroll earned himself some money while Millsap will be close to a max guy.
Source: USA Today
Wed, May 27, 2015 04:46:00 PM

The Hawks have officially announced they will swap picks with the Nets for the 2015 NBA Draft.

It's part of the Joe Johnson deal and another tough pill to swallow for the Nets. The Hawks will get the Nets 15th pick and give up the 29th pick. Their selection regarding the player they want will likely have a lot to do with what they project their free agent plans to be.
Mon, May 11, 2015 06:52:00 PM

Antony Ressler and his team, including Grant Hill, will pay around $800 million for the Atlanta Hawks franchise.

There are some varying prices with the range of $730-850 million being thrown around. The Hawks selling for less than $1 billion shows how much owner Steve Ballmer wanted to get the Clippers and that type of situation is unlikely to happen again. Additionally, there are other owners, like Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who may be less likely to sell their team. There will be more on this story throughout the day.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 02:43:00 PM

Mike Budenholzer has been named the NBA Coach of the Year.

Budenholzer received 67 first-place votes after leading the Hawks to a franchise-record 60 wins and the top seed in the Eastern Conference. While Steve Kerr deserved consideration (and finished second in the voting), the Hawks' 22-win improvement spoke to the excellent job the second-year coach down in Atlanta and was too much for the voters to overlook.
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 10:37:00 AM

Mike Budenholzer said he plans to rest players with four upcoming games in the next five nights.

Budenholzer added that he hadn't mapped out his plans just yet, but fantasy owners should be prepared to be without one of two of Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver, DeMarre Carroll, and Al Horford over at least one of the Hawk's next five games. We'll keep an eye on this situation, but Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore, and Pero Antic are worth a pre-emptive add for games when Budenholzer sits his stars.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 10:02:00 AM

100 percent of the Atlanta Hawks franchise is reportedly up for sale.

According to a person with knowledge of the situation, agreements have been reached between all three ownership groups, and the league has approved those agreements. The team will officially go on market next week, and it'll be interesting to see what they go for after the Clippers sold for $2 billion back in August.
Fri, Jan 2, 2015 12:41:00 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Dennis Schroder
2Jarrett Jack
3Malcolm Delaney
SG1Kyle Korver
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Kent Bazemore
2Thabo Sefolosha
3Taurean Prince
4DeAndre Bembry
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
3Mike Muscala
4Kris Humphries
C1Dwight Howard
2Tiago Splitter
3Walter Tavares