Some unfortunate breaking news for Atlanta Hawks fans to start the day:
Zach Klein of WSB tweeted out a statement from the Hawks following the breaking news:
“Bud made us aware of the situation last night. We are in the process of gathering more information and will have further comment at the appropriate time.”
Klein also provided the mugshot:
Atlanta City Jail spokeswoman Ashanti Moore said Thursday that Budenholzer had been released on bond.
According to the incident report obtained from the Georgia State Patrol, Budenholzer was pulled over at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night on 10th Street at Crescent Avenue because the tail lights to his silver Audi A8 were not on. According to the report, Trooper J. Nelms said “as I spoke with him, I noticed that he had bloodshot and watery eyes and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath.”
“I asked Mr. Budenholzer how much alcohol he had and he advised that he had one glass of wine to drink prior to driving,” Nelms said.
“I requested a breath test and Mr. Budenholzer refused the breath test by giving a verbal ‘No’,” Nelms said.
After giving Budenholzer a field sobriety test, Nelms placed the new Hawks coach under arrest.
Budenholzer, a first-time head coach who spent the previous 19 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs (17 as an assistant to skipper Gregg Popovich), was hired by the Hawks on May 28.
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