Top candidates who could replace Mike Budenholzer as coach of Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks and former head coach Mike Budenholzer have agreed to part ways and there are several notable options to replace him.

Sources: Among current assistant coaches expected to be a part of the Hawks search to replace Budenholzer: Charlotte’s Stephen Silas, Portland’s Nate Tibbetts and David Vanterpool, San Antonio’s Ime Udoka and James Borrego.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 26, 2018

Below are the top names that have emerged who could take over for Budenholzer.

David Fizdale, Memphis Grizzlies (2016-17)

Fizdale was an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks from 2004-08.

— Lang Greene (@LangGreene) July 17, 2013

Before he was an assistant coach for the Miami Heat and then head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, David Fizdale was an assistant coach for the Hawks. He held the position when Dominique Wilkins, currently a co-owner of the team, took over as VP of Basketball Operations

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Sixers found perfect play type for Marco Belinelli, JJ Redick vs. Heat

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Miami Heat due to their core of young talented stars and key midseason additions like Marco Belinelli.

One of the key takeaways for Philadelphia was their advantage when shooting off screens. Miami allowed 6.7 points per game when opposing shooters were running off screens during the regular season. Only three teams (Hawks, Hornets, Nets) allowed more on this play type, per Synergy Sports.

The Heat were one of the worst spot up and off screen defenses in basketball this year.

Not good when facing JJ Redick and Marco Belinelli.

— Adam Pfeifer (@APfeifer24) April 15, 2018

Philadelphia perfectly exploited this weakness and averaged 13.8 possessions off screens during the first round of the postseason, the most among all teams that made the postseason. The squad averaged a remarkable 19.8 points per game off screens, which was also by far the most

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10 key stats that LeBron still trails Jordan in race for best ever

It’s a debate that has been raging on for what feels like hundreds of years – who’s the greatest of all time, Michael Jordan or LeBron James?

And let’s get something straight here, no matter all the yelling by people on TV, both MJ and LeBron are two of the greatest to every play the game. It would be silly to think otherwise.

With that said, let’s look at 10 key things that LeBron still trails Jordan in:

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Hoops panel wants to see end of one-and-dones in NCAA basketball

The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life.

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NBA podcasts du jour: Lakers to benefit from Cavs/Thunder/Spurs struggles?

All the top NBA podcasts compiled here on a daily basis so you don’t have to look for them. Enjoy!

Hollywood Hoops Ep. 81: Will the L.A. Lakers Benefit from the Playoff Struggles of the Cavaliers, Thunder and Spurs? April 25 06:54 AM Could LeBron James or Paul George Opt In To Facilitate a Trade? Oak slapped Sir Charles? Do Mind games work and some thoughts on the Playoffs April 25 06:15 AM Booz and Nate return to give their take on the NBA Playoffs, whether or not mind games on the court work and they share a couple of stories that revolve around fights and altercations that happened around the NBA when they were playing. All that and more in the latest episode of Holdat with Carlos Boozer and Nate Robinson.

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