Former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer is a finalist for the Brooklyn Nets head coaching position, along with Kings associate Jordi Fernandez and Suns associate Kevin Young. Budenholzer, who led the Hawks to their first conference finals appearance, was later the head coach for the Milwaukee Bucks, winning an NBA championship in the 2020-2021 season. Despite his success, he was fired after last season. Atlanta Hawks are currently in the No. 10 spot in the Eastern Conference and need to win two games to make it to the playoffs and face the Celtics.

By the Numbers
  • Mike Budenholzer led the Atlanta Hawks to their first conference finals appearance.
  • He was fired as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks after losing in the first round of the playoffs last season.
  • The Atlanta Hawks need to win two games to secure a spot in the playoffs.
Yes, But

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State of Play
  • Mike Budenholzer is a finalist for the Brooklyn Nets coaching job.
  • The Atlanta Hawks are currently in the No. 10 spot in the Eastern Conference.
  • Atlanta faces the Indiana Pacers in their regular-season finale tomorrow and will play the Chicago Bulls in the NBA's play-in tournament next Wednesday.
What's Next

The Atlanta Hawks will need to win two games to secure a spot in the playoffs and potentially face the Celtics in the postseason.

Bottom Line

Former Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer's success has earned him a spot as a finalist for the Brooklyn Nets coaching job, despite being fired from the Bucks last season. The Hawks are striving to secure a playoff spot amidst their current position. Budenholzer's potential return to coaching could bring new dynamics to the Brooklyn Nets or another team in the future.