San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer was in the running for the head coaching job with the Golden State Warriors. How strong? Warriors owner Joe Lacob flew out to San Antonio to meet him personally about the job.
In the end, Mark Jackson got the nod and Budenholzer remains on the Spurs' bench.
So now that Golden State has their new coach, what did Lacob have to say about his meetings with Budenholzer?
It was a long, long conversation, because he was late in the process. I think he is technically a very good coach. Excellent.
I didn’t think he was the right fit for our organization at this time. I think he fits very well in the San Antonio organization. He’s been there for 15 years. I think he’s a very, very good coach. He was strongly in consideration, but he’s not the guy we chose.
As much as Spurs fans might be relieved to know Budenholzer is still with San Antonio, he is still head coaching material for any NBA team and does deserves a shot.
Oh and your loss Warriors!