Well, the Clippers can cross San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer off the list of potential candidates to replace Vinny Del Negro.
That’s because Budenholzer was hired as the coach of the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, according to several media reports that were confirmed by former Atlanta coach Larry Drew.
“They told me they were going in a different direction,” Drew said about the Hawks’ management.
Drew has an interview for the head-coaching opening with the Milwaukee Bucks this week and is also interested in the Clippers’ opening.
The Clippers still are interested in Indiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw. But Pacers President Donnie Walsh has said Shaw won’t be allowed to interview for any jobs until Indiana’s season is over. The Pacers are playing the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals.