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Mike Budenholzer meets with Suns about head coaching job

Mike Budenholzer

Mike Budenholzer is meeting with the Phoenix Suns about their head coaching job.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday that Budenholzer has been meeting with the Suns’ management and ownership since Monday. He says the expectation is that there will soon be an answer about whether or not Budenholzer will become the team’s next head coach.

Budenholzer is currently the Atlanta Hawks’ coach, which makes his meeting with the Suns unusual. But he received permission from Atlanta to speak with Phoenix.

The 48-year-old has enjoyed success with the Hawks. They reached the playoffs in his first four seasons, including a 60-win campaign in his second season where they also reached the conference finals. The Hawks are rebuilding and finished with the worst record in the Eastern Conference this season.

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