One Pistons interviewee is off the market

When Mike Budenholzer interviewed with the Pistons, it seemed prying him from the San Antonio, where many considered him Gregg Popovich’s future successor, would be the biggest challenge. Apparently, Budenholzer was ready to leave the Spurs – just not for Detroit.

Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constitution:

The Hawks have hired Mike Budenholzer as head coach.

It seems like Nate McMillan and Maurice Cheeks are the Pistons’ top two choices, anyway. How much is that because the Pistons knew they couldn’t get Budenholzer, and how much is that because they just prefer McMillan Cheeks? We might never know. But now we know Budenholzer won’t be the Pistons’ next coach.

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