Dafna Meir, 38, was stabbed to death in her West Bank home while fighting off her attacker in what is believed to have been an attempt to save three of her children who were at home.
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The Israeli American, the ex-coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reportedly is among several candidates with head coaching experience being targeted.
The victim, believed to be in his 60s, was stabbed in the back in the Muslim Quarter and was in stable condition; police are searching for his assailant.
Ofir Gross' family arrived in Budapest on Sunday to identify the body.
The author called Israel's national character "dickish" in a comment that provoked a strong response on Twitter.