Mike Budenholzer Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Bucks

Ruben Hill
May 17, 2018

Head coach Mike Budenholzer of the Atlanta Hawks looks on from the bench while playing the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on November 10, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.

Budenholzer was named the NBA Coach of the Year in 2014-15, but agreed to part ways with the Hawks after the season.

Reports indicate Budenholzer had breakfast on Wednesday morning, May 16 with Bucks players Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. There were quite a few other names mentioned as coaches of interest for the Bucks, but Budenholzer is one of the most underrated head coaches in the National Basketball Association.

Budenholzer, who parted ways with Atlanta last month, met with Bucks ownership on Tuesday in NY.

Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times then reported the coach was one of the favorites to fill the Bucks opening, while Marc Stein of the New York Times noted the Raptors' "strong interest" in him.

Budenholzer won his coach of the year award after a 60-victory regular season and a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2016. He is going to be a major upgrade from what Milwaukee has become used to on the sidelines and will help the Bucks get back into serious contention. The Hawks went 24-58 this season. He won four National Basketball Association titles as a member of Spurs' staff.

He previously worked under Gregg Popovich as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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