Milwaukee Bucks Hire Mike Budenholzer As Coach

Mike Budenholzer mulled for Knicks job headed to Bucks

According to ESPN, Milwaukee has agreed to terms with former Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer to take over as the leading man for the Bucks.

League sources told Wojnarowski that Budenholzer, the former Hawks head coach, had always been the top target of Bucks GM Jon Horst.

This visit marked the second time the Bucks have met with the former Spurs assistant.

Budenohlzer met with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton earlier on Wednesday.

Jason Kidd was the head coach of the Bucks heading into the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season.

Before the split, the Hawks gave Budenholzer permission to speak with the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks for their coaching openings. 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. In his fifth season, the Greek Freak has developed into a two-way monster and one of the top 10 players in the National Basketball Association. 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. Atlanta made the playoffs in four of his first five seasons as head coach.

He previously worked under Gregg Popovich as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs. James Borrego was also in the running for the position before signing to become the head coach of the Charlotte Hornets.

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