Mike Budenholzer issues statement in regards to his arrest

Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer has issued a statement in regards to his arrest early Thursday morning for DUI.

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer has issued a statement in regards to his arrest early Thursday morning for DUI. Per the AJC:

"I take my role as a leader very seriously and hold myself to a high standard. I apologize to the fans and to the Hawks organization for any negative attention this incident has brought upon my family and the organization while the legal process evolves and I contest these misdemeanor charges," said Coach Budenholzer."

Here is a statement from the Hawks that was issued earlier this morning:

"Bud made us aware of the situation last night. We are in the process of gathering more information and will have further comment at the appropriate time."

It is certainly a touchy situation as details continue to emerge. Per the AJC's report, Coach Budenholzer entered a plea of Not Guilty this morning. If found guilty then he would likely face some sort of suspension from the NBA.

12:15 update

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