After 'up and down' season, Hawks' Muscala gets back to work

May 17, 2016

Mike Muscala was literally running over Head Coach Mike Budenholzer's head.

Budenholzer had only called on his 6-foot-11 reserve forward/center for four minutes of the Hawks' 102-101 Game 1 win over a Celtics team that featured numerous small lineups. So while Budenholzer took the podium for a postgame press conference on the Philips Arena practice court, Muscala squeezed in some extra cardio, jogging on a treadmill behind the tinted glass of the fitness room that overlooks the court.