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With the Atlanta Hawks’ roster all but finalized and the new season drawing nearer, fans are running rampant with debate, predictions, and most of all – excitement. The Hawks have rebuilt themselves from ground up into practically a fresh organization, and a summer full of questions is approaching it’s eclipse. The only unsolved queries are to be solved on the court, where an unfamiliar mold will look to compete under the pressure of expectation. Undoubtedly, like every basketball team before them, the 2014 Atlanta Hawks will find themselves on the brink of win or loss in the final stages of a ball game. It is in these moments when they will have to cement themselves as a formidable opponent, but just how are they going to do so?

Head coach Mike Budenholzer hails from San Antonio’s coaching staff, one heralded for their excellence in maintaining a dominant basketball team over a resounding stretch of time. One thing Budenholzer brings to the table is his knowledge of the Spurs’ play sets, and what particularly interests me is which ones he can borrow from his days in the Lone Star State and use down the stretch in tight contests. Continue Reading…