Apr 07, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Magic defeated the Sixers 88-82. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Stan Van Gundy Formally Interviews To Be Atlanta Hawks Head Coach

Rumors have been swirling that the Atlanta Hawks are looking to hire Stan Van Gundy to fill their soon to be open coaching vacancy and the Hawks took one step closer to making that a reality today. The Atlanta Journal is reporting that general manager Danny Ferry, who’s made no secret about his desire to hire the plumper Van Gundy brother, interviewed the former Orlando Magic coach in addition to Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer, who has been making the NBA coaching interview rounds in his own right.

Per the Atlanta Journal:

The Hawks have interviewed Stan Van Gundy and Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer for their yet-to-be vacant head coach position. Each has previously been described as a candidate for the position held by Larry Drew until June 30 when his contract expires.

The same rumors which have linked Van Gundy to Atlanta say that GM Danny Ferry is hoping to reunite Van Gundy with Los Angeles Lakers big man Dwight Howard, given Atlanta’s vast amount of cap space.

The Hawks have also interviewed for Seattle Supersonic and Portland Trail Blazer head coach Nate McMillan.

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