Bucks, Budenholzer Reach Agreement to Become Head Coach

Bucks, Budenholzer Reach Agreement to Become Head Coach

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

Budenholzer had emerged as the clear frontrunner in recent days, and was reported as having taken a breakfast meeting with Bucks stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton on Wednesday morning, following a Tuesday meeting with ownership in NY.

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

This is a developing story.

Budenholzer was named the NBA Coach of the Year in 2014-15, but agreed to part ways with the Hawks after the season. This, after he had a second interview with Bucks ownership in NY.

Toronto fired Dwane Casey, who may win Coach of the Year, after Cleveland swept the Raptors in the second round.

Considered one of the NBA's best tacticians.

During Budenholzer's five years as the head coach of the Hawks, he put together a 213-197 record. Budenholzer is inheriting a very talented roster headlined by "The Greek Freak".

During Budenholzer's tenure, the Hawks made the playoffs four times, including a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2015. He won four National Basketball Association titles as a member of Spurs' staff.

The hiring of a head coach was undoubtedly the biggest decision of the summer for the Bucks, but now the hard work must begin for Budenholzer and co. He comes from the Gregg Popovich coaching tree, which is a good sign for the Bucks.

Having built teams separately centered around success on both ends of the court, Budenholzer is an intriguing fit for the Bucks. Messina could still be summoned to Milwaukee for a meeting with the players too, league sources said, but that will largely be determined on the Bucks next step with Budenholzer.

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