Bud: High Standards + High Expectations

Really good piece from USA Today on the culture Mike Budenholzer has established with the Atlanta Hawks. There’s some terrific insight in here on the things Budenholzer emphasizes to his players.

Budenholzer often says one of the best things he does as coach is have honest discussions with players about work ethic and responsibility on the floor. He asks them to trust the process and be no-nonsense; in return, he refuses to be superficial with them.

“As coaches, we hold them accountable and we have high standards and high expectations,” Budenholzer said. “We watch a lot of film with them. If they are not doing whatever it is defensively or offensively that we expect, we let them know. And hopefully we do it in a way that is really honest.”


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