“The reported number on Budenholzer in Atlanta is two years and $14 million-ish,” Stein said. “I’ve been told it’s even more than that…. He clearly wants to go somewhere else at this point. He’s interviewed with two teams. But what kind of separation agreement do you concoct when you’re making that kind of money?

“Is it inconceivable that he goes back to Atlanta? I don’t think it is.”

Listen to the portion of the podcast when Marc Stein discusses Mike Budenholzer and the coaching carousel.