Mike Budenholzer will not be next Phoenix Suns head coach
Mike Budenholzer will not be the next head coach of the Phoenix Suns.
Budenholzer withdrew from consideration for the vacant position, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has withdrawn from consideration for the Phoenix Suns head coaching job, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 20, 2018
Budenholzer interviewed with the Suns for their head coaching job earlier this week, which was unusual. You don’t often see a currently employed head coach interview with another team for a job, but Budenholzer did.
Budenholzer led the Atlanta Hawks to the top seed in the Eastern Conference in his second season on the job. The team has been trending downward since and appears to be in full rebuild mode.