Mike Budenholzer will reportedly become the new head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, and the 16th in franchise history.
Current Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer is a hot commodity around the league.
This is a developing story.
The Bucks were in the market for a new coach after firing Jason Kidd midway through the season, his fourth with the team.
Budenholzer was also a candidate for jobs with the Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks. 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. Atlanta made the playoffs in four of his first five seasons as head coach. Budenholzer is inheriting a very talented roster headlined by "The Greek Freak". Milwaukee will need to upgrade their front-court this offseason, but there is plenty of talent for Budenholzer to work with. During his time with the Hawks he won an NBA Coach of the Year award and led the team to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2016. He won four National Basketball Association titles as a member of Spurs' staff.
Budenholzer spent 17 seasons working as an assistant with San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.
The Bucks have a draft to prepare for, big free agency decisions to come, and an assistant coaching staff to fill.
Having built teams separately centered around success on both ends of the court, Budenholzer is an intriguing fit for the Bucks.