The Milwaukee Bucks have found their man. After reports surfaced earlier today of Mike Budenholzer meeting with Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee has reportedly made Budenholzer the team’s new coach.
Budenholzer and the Atlanta Hawks mutually agreed to part ways just a few weeks ago.
It didn’t take long for the former NBA Coach of the Year to land a new gig. He’ll take over for former interim head coach Joe Prunty who succeeded Jason Kidd after the team’s rough start during the 2017-18 season.
Budenholzer, 48, will likely be sworn in later this week, or early next week.
Mike Budenholzer has reached an agreement to become the Milwaukee Bucks coach, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 16, 2018
Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news, and made it clear Budenholzer was the prime candidate for the Bucks job after his divorce from the Hawks.
Budenholzer led Atlanta to a 60-win season during the 2014-15 season. The Hawks made it to the Eastern Conference Finals during that season, where they were dispatched in four games by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
He previously worked under Gregg Popovich as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.