Mike Budenholzer to be named new head coach of Milwaukee Bucks

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

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

According to multiple reports, the Milwaukee Bucks have hired Mike Budenholzer to become the team's new head coach.

Budenholzer has experience as an National Basketball Association head coach, having last coached the Atlanta Hawks from 2013-18.

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

Budenholzer, who parted ways with Atlanta last month, met with Bucks ownership on Tuesday in NY. Budenholzer was in the running for the Knicks and Raptors jobs in addition to Milwaukee's vacancy.

The Bucks wanted to have the two players - especially Antetokounmpo, the franchise star - to have a sense of the prospective next Bucks coach and encouraged the players to sit-down with Milwaukee's preferred candidate before the organization extended a formal offer, league sources said. Unfortunately, players like Al Horford, Jeff Teague, and Paul Millsap ended up going elsewhere and the Hawks were one of the worst teams in the National Basketball Association in 2017-18. The Hawks made it to the Eastern Conference Finals during that season, where they were dispatched in four games by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Hawks went 24-58 this season. He won the NBA's Coach of the Year award back in 2014-15.

The Bucks fired head coach Jason Kidd during the year.

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

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