Report: Budenholzer says no to Suns job
NBA.com Global on Apr 20, 2018 01:24 PM
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NBA.com staff report
After spending two days feeling out the head coaching vacancy in his home state, Mike Budenholzer has reportedly decided to pass on a job with Phoenix.
The current head coach of the Atlanta Hawks surfaced as a surprise candidate for the Suns last week and met with team officials on Monday and Tuesday (Tuesday and Wednesday, PHL time). ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, however, reported on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) that Budenholzer has withrdawn from consideration.
Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has withdrawn from consideration for the Phoenix Suns head coaching job, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 20, 2018
The Suns will now turn their coaching search to other options, including interim head coach Jay Triano. David Fizdale, Kevin McHale, Steve Clifford and Frank Vogel are also under consideration, per Wojnarowski.
Sources: Among the coaching candidates the Suns are still considering: Interim coach Jay Triano, David Fizdale, Steve Clifford, Kevin McHale, Frank Vogel. https://t.co/m55OviqGWH— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 20, 2018