Report: Budenholzer says no to Suns job

NBA.com Global on Apr 20, 2018 01:24 PM
Report: Budenholzer says no to Suns job
Mike Budenholzer file photo

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.

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.

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