Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Money | By Bruce West

Budenholzer to become Bucks' coach

Budenholzer to become Bucks' coach

He served as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs for 17 seasons before taking the Hawks job prior to the 2013-14 campaign, and he led Atlanta to the playoffs in each of his first four years at the helm.

The Bucks originally fired their head coach, Jason Kidd, on January 22 due to a lack of on the court results.

Now with the Bucks, Mike Budenholzer will oversee a team filled with young talent.

Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer during the National Basketball Association match up between the Atlanta Hawks and the New Orleans Pelicans at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. However, they seemingly have taken a step forward on Wednesday. It was obviously an attractive job for Budenholzer as the Bucks roster claims one of the best players in the entire league with Giannis Antetokounmpo. He was sacked in the middle of the year after Bucks' management wasn't happy with the inconsistent start. He and Atlanta parted ways after a tumultuous season in late April, but other teams covet his leadership.

Alongside Antetokounmpo, the Bucks have players like Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton, Malcolm Brogdon, and Thon Maker.

"I think a coaching hire just adds to the momentum that we have as an organization, particularly if it's the right person and it helps us win the way that we expect to win".

Before the split, the Hawks gave Budenholzer permission to speak with the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks for their coaching openings.

Budenholzer was the 2015 NBA Coach of the Year after the Hawks earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 60-22 record. And according to David Aldridge of NBA.com, Budenholzer isn't going to be the only fresh face with a suit on for the Bucks.

Like this: