Bucks reportedly hire Budenholzer as next head coach

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Mike Budenholzer has agreed to become head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.

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

Bucks reportedly hire Budenholzer as next head coach
Bucks reportedly hire Budenholzer as next head coach

Budenholzer met with Giannis Antetokounmpo Wednesday morning, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.

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Budenholzer had also been linked to the Toronto Raptors head coaching vacancy.

After numerous interviews with candidates, the Milwaukee Bucks have found their new head coach.

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Budenholzer beat a stable of other current and former Spurs assistants for the job, including Becky Hammon, Ettore Messina, and Monty Williams.

The Bucks fired head coach Jason Kidd during the year. He pulled out of contention for the Suns job after several conversations with ownership and management. The Hawks reached the playoffs in four of his first five season. 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. Atlanta dropped to 24-58 this season, with the organization's mandate to shed salary and gather draft picks and future assets. He won the NBA's Coach of the Year award back in 2014-15.

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Budenholzer spent 17 years as an assistant under Spurs coach Gregg Popovich before his hiring in Atlanta in 2013.

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