Budenholzer reportedly will be both Hawks president and head coach

BY foxsports • June 18, 2015

The Atlanta Hawks plan to promote coach Mike Budenholzer to president, which will allow the team to sever ties with general manager Danny Ferry, Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday.

Budenholzer, who will retain his head-coaching duties, will have help making front office decisions, with Wes Wilcox becoming the Hawks' general manager, according to the report.

Ferry has been on paid leave of absence after a racially insensitive audio tape surfaced in September. The NBA forced majority owner Bruce Levenson to sell the team, due in large part to a Hawks internal investigation.

These position shifts will not take place until the Hawks' new ownership group, led by Tony Ressler, is approved by the NBA's Board of Governors on June 24.

Budenholzer was named Coach of the Year after guiding the Hawks to a 60-22 record and the Eastern Conference finals.

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