The Hawks have interviewed Stan Van Gundy and Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer for their yet-to-be vacant head coach position. Each has previously been described as a candidate for the position held by Larry Drew until June 30 when his contract expires. However the AJC has learned that Van Gundy and Budenholzer have been interviewed by general manager Danny Ferry.
That brings to three the number of candidates who have been interviewed for the position. As previously reported, they have also spoken to Nate McMillan.
However, there are more.
I am told that there are others who have been officially interviewed. How many and who they are remains a secret. Ferry is keeping his coaching search extremely close to the vest and has repeated declined to speak specifically about the process. I am told that process, which still could result in a new contract for Drew, is in the middle stages. Ferry, along with several others from the Hawks front office, are in Chicago this week for the NBA Scouting Combine.