Pistons interested in Budenholzer for head coach


With the firing of head coach Lawrence Frank, there's a vacancy in the head coach position with the Detroit Pistons.

Not only have the Pistons organization recruited Phil Jackson to help them with the coaching hunt, they also have an interest on a top San Antonio Spurs assistant coach.

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer has emerged as a candidate for the Detroit Pistons' head coaching job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Pistons president Joe Dumars traveled to San Antonio on Wednesday and spent several hours meeting with Budenholzer, the top assistant to Gregg Popovich.

Coach Bud's coaching skills have gotten extra recognition as of late, especially with his coaching in the NBA Summer League with younger players. He's been seen the heir to the Coach Pop's head coaching throne, but teams are always looking at Budenholzer every time there's an opening so there might be an offer he can't refuse. Phil Jackson is a defensive minded coach and that's the background to Bud's coaching skills.

Jackson has also commented how he sees similarities in the Spurs' system this year compared to his old Triangle Offense scheme, so it wouldn't be surprising for the Pistons to make a hard run at Budenholzer to try to bring back the franchise to respectability.

Would Coach Bud leaving the organization be a huge blow Spurs fans?

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