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  • Mike Budenholzer
    Team, Milwaukee Bucks

    Mike Budenholzer has been named the Coach of the Year for the 2018-2019 season.

    In his first season as the Bucks’ coach, Budenholzer helped propel the team to an NBA-best 60 wins. The Bucks revamped their offense and did their best to play through Giannis Antetokounmpo’s strengths and the drastic shift in performance compared to years past makes this a well deserved award.

    Source: NBA on Twitter

  • Mike Budenholzer
    Team, Milwaukee Bucks

    Coach Budenholzer told the media that he is thinking about making a change to the starting lineup for Game 5 on Thursday.

    The Bucks were able to win the first two games of the series and were talked about as if they had already made the NBA finals. Unfortunately for the team, they traveled to the Raptors and experienced what it was like to be on the road against a very hungry team. The saying goes that the series doesn't start until a road team wins a game. Will coach Bud make some changes to his starting lineup Thursday in order to continue the home team dominance we've seen thus far. Stay tuned for starting lineup announcements closer to tip-off.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Mike Budenholzer
    Team, Milwaukee Bucks

    The Bucks have the best record in NBA history following a loss in the 2018-2019 regular season and postseason at 22-1.

    With the Bucks losing just their second game of the postseason, they find themselves in a spot in which they have thrived all year. Their only other loss in the playoffs was in Game 1 of the second round to the Celtics to which the Bucks responded with six straight wins, in mainly lopsided affairs. Game 4 is on Tuesday night in Toronto with the Bucks leading the Raptors 2-1 in the series.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Mike Budenholzer
    Coach, Milwaukee Bucks

    Mike Budenholzer, Doc Rivers and Mike Malone have been named the finalists for this year’s Coach of the Year award.

    This might be the toughest of the awards to handicap as all three had monumental success with their teams this season. Despite what might be the best coaching job of Rivers’ career, Budenholzer looks like the favorite as he led the middle-of-the-pack Bucks to the NBA’s best record this season.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Mike Budenholzer
    Team, Milwaukee Bucks

    Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has been named the 2019 NBA Coach of the Year.

    Budenholzer led the Bucks to the best record in the NBA in his first year as head coach, a 16-win improvement from last years’ 7th seed finish. This is his second time receiving the award, with his first being when he led the Hawks to 60 wins in the 2014-15 season. The Bucks finish the regular season ranked number one in defensive rating (18th last year), opponent fast break points and opponent points in the paint. Offensively, they ranked number first in points per game, second in triples per game, fourth in offensive rating and second true shooting percentage.

    Source: ESPN

  • Mike Budenholzer
    Team, Milwaukee Bucks

    Mike Budenholzer brought on five members of his staff from the Hawks while retaining Sean Sweeney, who has been on the Bucks' coaching staff since 2014.

    Those coaches are Darvin Ham, Taylor Jenkins, Ben Sullivan, Patrick St. Andrews and Charles Lee. Sweeney has been highly involved with the Bucks' defensive scheme during his time in Milwaukee while also forging a strong bond with Bucks’ star Giannis Antetokounmpo over the past four seasons.

    Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

  • Mike Budenholzer
    Team, Milwaukee Bucks

    The Bucks have reportedly hired former Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer to be their new head coach, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Budenholzer is a former Coach of the Year winner in 2015 with the Hawks, but Atlanta were headed for a full rebuild so decided to go in a different direction. He'll have one of the most talented players in the league at his disposal in Giannis Antetokounmpo. It's an intriguing addition for the Bucks that could help them significantly.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Mike Budenholzer
    Team, Milwaukee Bucks

    Members of the team's front office and ownership group held second interviews with finalists Mike Budenholzer and Ettore Messina on Tuesday.

    The list of finalists may not be complete as no other candidates have officially been ruled out. The other known interviewees of the Bucks include David Blatt, Steve Clifford, Becky Hammon, Joe Prunty and Monty Williams but it’s Ettore Messina who has the most overall coaching experience of all the candidates. Now in the finalist phase, the Bucks’ coaching search could gain added urgency as the Raptors also appear interested in Budenholzer's service.

    Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

  • Mike Budenholzer
    Team, Milwaukee Bucks

    The Bucks will meet with former Hawks’ coach Mike Budenholzer for a second interview today.

    The follow-up interview to a meeting last week will also include members of the team's ownership group as the Bucks advance toward hiring a new head coach. Beginning on May 5th, the Bucks have met with at least seven candidates for their open head coaching position, including six outside the organization as well as interim coach Joe Prunty. There is expected to be competition for Budenholzer's services and that might be the reason the Bucks are moving fast in order to determine whether the former Coach of the Year is the right fit for them.

    Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

  • Mike Budenholzer
    Team, Atlanta Hawks

    Reports indicate that Mike Budenholzer has become the preferred candidate for the head coaching vacancies for the Bucks and Raptors.

    The Bucks have been extensively interviewing candidates and will re-engage talks with Budenholzer, while the Raptors have only recently fired Dwane Casey and are wasting no time in filling that void. Both teams made the playoffs and remain as prime destinations for head coaches to land.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Mike Budenholzer
    Team, Atlanta Hawks

    The Raptors are reportedly interested in Mike Budenholzer for the head coaching position.

    Budenholzer also ran into the LeBron problem, which eventually kicked off a rebuild and landed him on the job market. He's a bit more of a natural fit for the offense that the Raptors would like to run, as people are forgetting that it took a major stylistic overhaul from Dwane Casey this season to move the Raptors into the modern age of offense. On the other hand, Toronto also has a few assistants who are popular names in Nick Nurse (the man who instituted the offensive changes) and Jerry Stackhouse, who has done a great job developing players while winning with Raptors 905. The pressure will be on for whoever replaces the likely Coach of the Year.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Mike Budenholzer
    Team, Milwaukee Bucks

    Several league sources believe the Bucks and their New York-based ownership will pounce and enter “The Bud Bowl.’’

    While the Knicks’ top two coaching desires are Mike Budenholzer and David Fizdale, that doesn’t necessarily guarantee they will be able to land either one of them. Bucks’ interim coach Joe Prunty is not expected back next season and while Budenholzer considered the Knicks his “top choice,’’ that was before Milwaukee’s situation crystallized. The Bucks are not afraid to overpay for the right coach as they make a long-awaited move to a brand-new arena next season and they also have their eye on Doc Rivers, the former Marquette star who hasn’t yet committed to next season with the Clippers despite having one year left on his contract. Indications are that Budenholzer, Fizdale and European coaching stud David Blatt are at the top of the Knicks’ list, while fan favorite Mark Jackson has seen his candidacy fail to gain traction but the race is far from over.

    Source: New York Post

  • Mike Budenholzer
    Team, Atlanta Hawks

    The Knicks have ramped up their background work on coaching candidates Mike Budenholzer and David Blatt.

    Both were connected to the job almost immediately and recent rumors make it seem like Budenholzer is very interested in the prospect of living and working in New York. The Knicks have interviewed both candidates recently and at this point they appear to be the clear frontrunners for the job.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Mike Budenholzer
    Team, Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks and Mike Budenholzer have agreed that he will not return to the head coaching role next season.

    Bud has been connected to the Knicks and Suns, though he seems like a coach that's set to take on a competitive team rather than another rebuild. A former Coach of the Year, Budenholzer should be in high demand and we'd be shocked if he wasn't patrolling some team's sidelines come Opening Night. As for the Hawks, they're looking to go younger with their next hire. They boast an extremely young roster and don't seem tied to any more than one or two players in the long-term, so we'll see how their next coach influences personnel decisions.

    Source: ESPN

  • Mike Budenholzer
    Team, Atlanta Hawks

    An NBA source close to Mike Budenholzer said the Knicks would be his ideal landing spot to coach.

    “New York’s his top choice,’’ the NBA source said. “If they offered him the job, he’d say yes. He wants to live in New York.’’ The 2015 coach of the year is looking to coach a team ready to compete sooner rather than later. He still has a 2 years and $13 million contract remaining with the Hawks and has already turned down the job coaching the a rebuilding Suns team.

    Source: Marc Berman of The New York Post