Spurs Assistant Mike Budenholzer In Running For Piston’s Coaching Job

By Michael Rehome

Jan 25, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) talks with assistant coach Mike Budenholzer during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. Budenholzer was the acting head coach for the game. The Spurs beat the Mavs 113-107. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

According to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach Mike Budenholzer has emerged as a candidate for the Detroit Pistons Head Coaching job.

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

Budenholzer has been mentioned as being the leagues top assistant coaches and has mentioned before that he is willing to hear from offers from around the league.  If he stays with San Antonio, he could possibly be a successor to one Gregg Popovich if he so does.

Budenholzer has been Popovich’s right hand man for 16 years, including the last five as his top assistant.

Pistons are searching for a replacement for Lawrence Frank, who was fired at season’s end in April.

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