Bucks hire former Atlanta head coach Mike Budenholzer as new head coach

  • Bucks hire former Atlanta head coach Mike Budenholzer as new head coach

Bucks hire former Atlanta head coach Mike Budenholzer as new head coach

Budenholzer has experience as an National Basketball Association head coach, having last coached the Atlanta Hawks from 2013-18. He and Atlanta parted ways after a tumultuous season in late April, but other teams covet his leadership.

ESPN is reporting that Mike Budenholzer has reached an agreement to become the next head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Reports indicate Budenholzer had breakfast on Wednesday morning, May 16 with Bucks players Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.

Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news, and made it clear Budenholzer was the prime candidate for the Bucks job after his divorce from the Hawks.

Toronto fired Dwane Casey, who may win Coach of the Year, after Cleveland swept the Raptors in the second round. The 2014-15 campaign featured a 60-22 record where the team earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference along with a trip to the conference finals.

He was named the NBA Coach of the Year that season.

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