The Phoenix Suns have been granted permission from the Atlanta Hawks to interview Mike Budenholzer for their head coaching vacancy.
Budenholzer is planning to meet with Suns officials early next week.
Budenholzer has two years and more than $14 million remaining on his deal. Budenholzer is a native of Arizona.
The Suns still are considering interim coach Jay Triano, who replaced Earl Watson three games into the regular season.