New Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer is off to a rough start to his tenure with the team, after just three months. According to reports, Budenholzer was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early this morning in Atlanta.
A trooper stopped Budenholzer for having no tail lights, according to the State Patrol. The trooper detected an odor of alcohol, administered a field sobriety test, then placed Budenholzer under arrest.
Budenholzer refused a breath test, a State Patrol spokesman said.
A spokesman for the Atlanta City Jail told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Budenholzer, 44, was charged with DUI and a tail light violation, and was released on $1,524 bond at 3:45 a.m. Thursday.
Like new Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd, you can expect Budenholzer to be suspended for the first two games of the season.
Hopefully for the Hawks and their fans, this is not a sign of things to come under Budenholzer’s direction. The team is hoping to turn around their fortunes and they will need a reliable coach that can handle himself like a professional when he is away from the team.