In the doldrums of August, any NBA news is noteworthy, and on Wednesday afternoon, the Atlanta Hawks announced two additions to their coaching staff for the 2014-2015 season. Former Bucknell assistant coach Charles Lee and former assistant video coordinator and basketball development staffer Ben Sullivan were hired to fill roles on the staff, and here is what head coach Mike Budenholzer had to say about their additions:
"Charles and Ben bring unique skills and abilities to our staff. Both have strong backgrounds in player development that will complement our emphasis on internal team improvement," Budenholzer said. "We feel very fortunate to add them and are excited to see how they positively impact our group."
With Quin Snyder landing in a head coaching role with the Utah Jazz, the Hawks had a somewhat high-profile move to make on the bench, and they filled that spot with Neven Spahija earlier in the off-season. It isn't entirely clear as to what the new additions will offer from a role perspective, but in the release, it was announced that Jim Thomas will be moving to a front office role.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.