Mike Budenholzer agrees to become head coach of Milwaukee Bucks

Mike Budenholzer

Mike Budenholzer agrees to become head coach of Milwaukee Bucks

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the team has reached an agreement to hire former Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer.

"Coach Bud", as he was known in San Antonio, spent five seasons as the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks before they mutually agreed to part ways at the end of this past season.

Budenholzer, who parted ways with Atlanta last month, met with Bucks ownership on Tuesday in NY. Milwaukee started out the year with Jason Kidd at head coach, but he was sacked following a 23-22 start to his fourth season with the team. Budenholzer was voted as the NBA Coach of the Year that season. While moving on from a coaching job is never easy, it did not take long for Budenholzer to find a new home.

The Milwaukee Bucks have found their man. He pulled out of contention for the Suns job after several conversations with ownership and management.

Milwaukee fired coach Jason Kidd on January 22 after losing four of five games despite an early season trade for Eric Bledsoe and an MVP-quality season from Giannis Antetokounmpo. 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. In that season, he led the Hawks to a 60-22 record and they were the best team in the Eastern Conference that season before coming up short in the playoffs. He won four National Basketball Association titles as a member of Spurs' staff.

Prior to that, Budenholzer worked as an assistant coach for the Spurs for 17 years.

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