Budenholzer appointed Bucks head coach


The Milwaukee Bucks have turned to Mike Budenholzer after Jason Kidd was sacked in the course of the NBA season.

Information 18 Might 2018, 03:15 IST


Mike Budenholzer
Mike Budenholzer

The Milwaukee Bucks have discovered their new head coach, appointing former Atlanta Hawks boss Mike Budenholzer.

Milwaukee introduced Budenholzer’s arrival on Thursday after he left the Hawks on the finish of the NBA common season.

The Bucks fired Jason Kidd in the course of the season, whereas San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon was within the operating to develop into the primary feminine head coach in NBA historical past.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Mike Budenholzer as the top coach of the Milwaukee Bucks,” Bucks GM Jon Horst mentioned in a press release.

“Mike has performed a key function in constructing profitable groups all through his profession. He’s broadly revered and has proven a particular capacity to show and develop gamers. His management, basketball mind, championship-level expertise and communication abilities make him the proper match to take our crew to the following degree.”

Budenholzer was named the NBA Coach of the Yr in 2014-15, however agreed to half methods with the Hawks in 2017-18.

The 48-year-old went 213-197 in 5 years in Atlanta, which included 4 playoff appearances.

“I am extraordinarily grateful to the Bucks possession group and Jon Horst to be named the following head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks,” Budenholzer mentioned. “There are terrific folks all through the organisation and collectively we have an incredible alternative to take the Bucks to the following degree.

“I look ahead to working with our group of younger and thrilling gamers and serving to us evolve in some ways to succeed on the courtroom. The venues are additionally in place with an unbelievable, new state-of-the artwork area and first-class Froedtert & the Medical Faculty of Wisconsin Sports activities Science Heart.

“The tremendously supportive followers in Milwaukee and all through Wisconsin are ready and prepared. Now it is as much as us to place all of the items collectively, and I can not wait to get began.”

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