Rookie head coach Mike Budenholzer certainly has his hands full in his first year with the Atlanta Hawks.
Coach Bud had the difficult task of taking over a team that appears focused on winning and remaining competitive but, sadly, has drifted into near lottery-level status.
Everything looked great to start when Al Horford was healthy, as the Hawks looked like a virtual lock for the third seed in a less than competitive conference.
However, with the team losing Horford for the year due to injury during a Dec. 28 game against the Charlotte Bobcats, they have fallen off considerably.
Although the Hawks were able to hold on to the third seed for a couple of weeks after Horford went down for the year, they have struggled mightily since then. They are 9-19 since his injury and went a disappointing 2-10 in the month of February.
Now, it is time to take a look and grade the performance of Budenholzer so far: